Carding engine

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Carding engine, designed by Richard Arkwright and used at Cromford Mill, Derbyshire, around 1800.

Inventor Richard Arkwright developed this carding engine. Built in around 1800, it ran in his cotton mill in Derbyshire. The machine’s wire teeth combed raw cotton fibres into long, smooth strands, ready for spinning.

Details

Category:
Textile Industry
Object Number:
Y2003.14.1
type:
carding engine
credit:
Gift of W. Tatham Ltd