The Carding and Spinning Master's Assistant, Or, the Theory and Practice of Cotton Spinning; Showing the Use of Each Machine Employed in the Whole Process, How to Adjust and Adapt Them to Suit the Various Kinds of Cotton, and the

The Carding and Spinning Master's Assistant, Or, the Theory and Practice of Cotton Spinning; Showing the Use of Each Machine Employed in the Whole Process, How to Adjust and Adapt Them to Suit the Various Kinds of Cotton, and the

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...by adapting their dimensions to the space they are to occupy. THE spindle and distaff seem to have been the only implements used for spinning yarn, by the most ancient nations, of whose early history we have any authentic record. And even to this day, in India, and many other of the less civilized parts of the world, the same rude instruments are used for similar purposes, and appear to have been introduced into Britain only in the reign of Henry V111. These simple implements of domestic industry, have long been superseded in the more enlightened nations of Europe, by the invention of the well known machine called the spinning wheel; the name of the inventor has not been handed down to us; but for many years it continued to be the only machine used for the spinning of cotton yarn in this country, until about the middle of the last century, when the extending commerce of Great Britain increased the demand for cotton yarn, and various contrivances were attempted to expedite the process of spinning by the application of machinery, none of which seem to have succeeded until the invention of the spinning jenny in 1767, by James Hargreaves, who has already been mentioned as the inventor of the stock card. As some of the mosttzimportant discoveries in the arts and sciences hate been suggested from the most trivial occurrences, so it was with the spinning jenny._ Hargreaves seeing a common spinning wheel acci@ntally overturned, continue its motion for some time while it lay on its one side, immediately conceived the design of attempting to form a spinning machine, which he afterwards constructed in a very rude manner, containing only eight spindles, driven by bands from a horizontal wheel; but which, by subsequent improvements, was greatly...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880471
  • 9781236880475