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    • Weaving equipment

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    • Barber-Colman knotter

    • A Barber-Colman knotter is a piece of textile machinery used in a weaving shed. When all the warp carried on the weavers beam has been used, a new beam replaces it. Each end has to pass through the eyes on the existing healds, and through the existing reed. The knotter takes each new thread and knots it the existing en ... Read »


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    • Cotton gin

    • A cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, allowing for much greater productivity than manual cotton separation. The fibers are then processed into various cotton goods such as linens, while any undamaged cotton is used largely for textiles including clothing. Seeds may ... Read »


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    • Cotton-spinning machinery

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      Cotton-spinning machinery refers to machines which process (or spin) prepared cotton roving into workable yarn or thread. Such machinery can be dated back centuries. During the 18th and 19th centuries, as part of the Industrial Revolution cotton-spinning machinery was developed to bring mass production to the cotton in ... Read »


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    • Dref Friction Spinning

    • Friction Spinning or Dref Spinning is a textile technology that suitable for spinning coarse counts of yarns and technical core-wrapped yarns. Dref yarns are bulky, with low tensile strength making them suitable for blankets and mop yarns, they can be spun from asbestos, carbon fibres and make filters was water systems ... Read »


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    • Horrocks loom

    • William Horrocks, a cotton manufacturer of Stockport built an early power loom in 1803, based on the principles of Cartwright but including some significant improvements to cloth take up and in 1813 battening. Edmund Cartwright bought and patented a power loom in 1785, and it was this that was adopted by the nasce ... Read »


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    • Jacquard loom

    • The Jacquard machine is a device fitted to a power loom that simplifies the process of manufacturing textiles with such complex patterns as brocade, damask and matelassé. It was invented by Joseph Marie Jacquard in 1804. The loom was controlled by a "chain of cards", a number of punched cards, laced together into a ... Read »


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    • Kier (industrial)

    • A kier or keeve (or similar spellings) is a large circular boiler or vat used in bleaching or scouring cotton fabric. They were also used for processing paper pulp. In use they were continuously rotated by an engine, steam being supplied through a rotating joint in the axle. They were usually spherical, sometimes cyli ... Read »


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    • Lace machine

    • Lace machines took over the commercial manufacture of lace during the nineteenth century. The was a mechanical weft-knitting knitting machine used in the textiles industry. It was invented by William Lee of Calverton near Nottingham in 1589. Framework knitting, was the first major stage in the mechanisation of th ... Read »


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    • Lancashire Loom

    • The Lancashire Loom was a semi-automatic power loom invented by James Bullough and William Kenworthy in 1842. Although it is self-acting, it has to be stopped to recharge empty shuttles. It was the mainstay of the Lancashire cotton industry for a century. John Bullough (1800–68) was from Accrington, often des ... Read »


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    • Laser cutting bridge

    • A laser cutting bridge system in the world of textiles is an industrial machine for cutting and engraving of textile materials (i.e. fabrics). It is formed by a galvanometric laser head and CO2 laser source that runs along an horizontal beam (the bridge) supported by two lateral columns and sometimes by central columns ... Read »


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    • Magnetic ring spinning

    • Magnetic Ring Spinning, magnetic spinning, or innovative spinning is a ring spinning technology for making yarn based on magnetic levitation. This technique functions without a traveler sliding over the ring, enabling much higher spinning rates. Ring spinning stands alone as the standard of high quality yarn suita ... Read »


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    • Mill engine

    • Stationary steam engines are fixed steam engines used for pumping or driving mills and factories, and for power generation. They are distinct from locomotive engines used on railways, traction engines for heavy steam haulage on roads, steam cars (and other motor vehicles), agricultural engines used for ploughing or thr ... Read »


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    • Northrop Loom

    • The Northrop Loom was a fully automatic power loom marketed by George Draper and Sons, Hopedale, Massachusetts beginning in 1895. It was named after James Henry Northrop who invented the shuttle-charging mechanism. James Henry Northrop, (8 May 1856 - 12 December 1940) was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire in the Un ... Read »


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    • Open-end spinning

    • Open-end spinning is a technology for creating yarn without using a spindle. It was invented and developed in Czechoslovakia in Výzkumný ústav bavlnářský / Cotton Research Institute in Ústí nad Orlicí in 1963. It is also known as break spinning or rotor spinning. The principle behind ope ... Read »


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    • Emanuel Anthony Posselt

    • Emanuel Anthony Posselt was an authority on Jacquard looms and weaving. His book on the Jacquard machine is considered to be a classic. Posselt was born, the son of Emanuel Anthony and Elizabeth (Demuth) Posselt, in Reichenberg, Austrian Empire (current Liberec, Czech Republic) on 21 August 1858. Young Emanuel gra ... Read »


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    • Power loom

    • A power loom is a mechanised loom powered by a line shaft, and was one of the key developments in the industrialization of weaving during the early Industrial Revolution. The first power loom was designed in 1784 by Edmund Cartwright and first built in 1785. It was refined over the next 47 years until a design by Kenwo ... Read »


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    • Pullthrough

    • In cotton ginning, “Pull-Through” refers to a method of moving raw cotton in the cotton ginning process using only negative pressure or suction generated by powerful fans attached to the cotton cleaning machinery. This technique in cotton gins first came into wide use in the late 1980s in the United States. S ... Read »


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    • Rapier loom

    • A rapier loom is a shuttleless weaving loom in which the filling yarn is carried through the shed of warp yarns to the other side of the loom by finger-like carriers called rapiers. A stationary package of yarn is used to supply the weft yarns in the rapier machine. One end of a rapier, a rod or steel tape, carries th ... Read »


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    • Ring spinning

    • Ring spinning is a method of spinning fibres, such as cotton, flax or wool, to make a yarn. The ring frame developed from the throstle frame, which in its turn was a descendant of Arkwright's water frame. Ring spinning is a continuous process, unlike mule spinning which uses an intermittent action. In ring spinning, th ... Read »


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    • Roberts Loom

    • The Roberts Loom was a cast iron power loom introduced by Richard Roberts in 1830. It was the first loom that was more viable than a hand loom, it was easily adjustable and reliable thus widely used in Lancashire cotton industry. Roberts was born at Llanymynech, on the border between England and Wales. He was the ... Read »


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    • Sewing machine

    • A sewing machine is a machine used to stitch fabric and other materials together with thread. Sewing machines were invented during the first Industrial Revolution to decrease the amount of manual sewing work performed in clothing companies. Since the invention of the first working sewing machine, generally considered t ... Read »


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    • Spinning frame

    • The spinning frame is an Industrial Revolution invention for spinning thread or yarn from fibres such as wool or cotton in a mechanized way. It was developed in 18th-century Britain by Richard Arkwright and John Kay. In 1760 England, yarn production from wool, flax and cotton was still a cottage industry in which ... Read »


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    • Spinning jenny

    • The spinning jenny is a multi-spindle spinning frame, and was one of the key developments in the industrialization of weaving during the early Industrial Revolution. It was invented in 1764 by James Hargreaves in Stanhill, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire in England. The device reduced the amount of work needed to produce yar ... Read »


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    • Spinning mule

    • The spinning mule is a machine used to spin cotton and other fibres in the mills of Lancashire and elsewhere. They were used extensively from the late 18th to the early 20th century. Mules were worked in pairs by a minder, with the help of two boys: the little piecer and the big or side piecer. The carriage carried up ... Read »


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    • Textile sizing machine

    • The technique of sizing a warp was mechanised during the nineteenth century when William Radcliffe and his assistant Thomas Johnson invented the sizing machine. The purpose of introducing size, which is either a starchy substance for cotton or gelatinous mixture for woollen fibre, is to reduce the chances of threads fr ... Read »


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    • Throstle frame

    • The throstle frame was a spinning machine for cotton, wool, and other fibers, differing from a mule in having a continuous action, the processes of drawing, twisting, and winding being carried on simultaneously. It "derived its name from the singing or humming which it occasioned,"throstle being a dialect name for the ... Read »


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    • Water frame

    • The water frame is the name given to a water-powered spinning frame which was an easy way to create cotton thread. The first time the machine was used in 1768. It was able to spin 128 threads at a time, which was an easier and faster method than ever before. It was developed by Richard Arkwright, who patented the techn ... Read »


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    • Willy (textile machine)

    • A willy or twilly is a machine used in the textile industry, comprising a hollow cone or cylinder with internal spikes which revolves, opening and cleaning wool, cotton, or flax. Terms used have included wool-mill, willow (especially for cotton), willey, twilley, and devil. The process has been called willowing, willyi ... Read »


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    • Wool combing machine

    • The wool combing machine was invented by Edmund Cartwright, the inventor of the power loom, in Doncaster. It was patented on 1790. This machine was used to arrange and lay parallel by length the fibers of wool, prior to further treatment. The machine was important in the mechanization of the textile industry. The machi ... Read »


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