Replica of Crompton's Mule spinning frame

Made:
1772-1779 in Bolton and Lancashire
inventor:
Samuel Crompton
maker:
Dobson and Barlow Limited

Copy of Samuel Crompton's mule spinning frame, by Dobson and Barlow, Bolton, Manchester, England. The original, from which this copy was made, was invented by Crompton and used by him between 1800-1815. It is preserved at Chadwick Museum (now Bolton Museum & Art Gallery).

Copy of Crompton's mule spinning frame. The original, from which this copy was made, was used by Crompton between 1800-1815 and is preserved at Chadwick Museum (now Bolton Museum & Art Gallery). This hybrid spinning machine combined Arkwright's method of drawing out the roving (twisted cotton fibres) by rollers and Hargreaves's reciprocating carriage. It was invented by Samuel Crompton (1753-1827) of Bolton, Lancashire, between 1772 and 1779 for the purpose of spinning the fine yarn suitable for weft in weaving. The original machine, of which this is a replica, had about 144 spindles, but this copy has at some time been cut down to a convenient size for exhibition purposes.

Details

Category:
Textiles Machinery
Object Number:
1912-317
Materials:
cast iron, wood
type:
spinning wheels
credit:
Dobson and Barlow Limited
status:
Permanent collection

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