Ring spinning frame, 1926.

Made:
1926 in Lancashire and Bolton
maker:
Dobson and Barlow Limited

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Portion of a ring spinning frame of 44 spindles made by Dobson & Barlow Ltd, 1926.
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Portion of a ring spinning frame of 44 spindles (originally 400) made by Dobson & Barlow Ltd., 1926, one side of which has been converted in 1963 to the Casablancas high draft system; object is complete with spares for conversion to original state.

Portion of a ring spinning frame of 44 spindles (originally 400) made by Dobson & Barlow Ltd., 1926, one side of which has been converted in 1963 to the Casablancas high draft system; this enables the yarn to be spun from slubbing directly. Ring spinning was developed in the USA from around 1830. To impart twist to the yarn, it employs a small eyelet running around a stationary ring, which in turn encircles the rotating spindle. Ring spinning machines were capable of continuous operation (in contrast to mule spinning) and were very compact - three can fit in the same floor space as one mule. Being automatic, they also needed less skilled supervision. The object is complete with spares for conversion to original state.

Details

Category:
Textiles Machinery
Object Number:
1926-607
Materials:
cast iron, steel
type:
portion of a spinning frame, casablancas high draft, spinning
credit:
Dobson and Barlow Limited
status:
Permanent collection

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