Reports of the Delegates

Reports of the Delegates

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...or 68 dozens long. and they were spinning 135's counts with a 57 inch draw and 31 inches of roller motion, and running 3 draws in 63 seconds, and producing 238lbs. of yarn per week, or 197 hanks per spindle. The rovings were 22-hank, and made from Allan seed cotton with a staple of 117U inches long. The spinners were paid standing wages of 4. 0s. 8d. per week, and the total wages paid on one pair of males was 5. 5s. 10d., and on similar conditions in an Oldham mill the wages would be 2. 17s. 10d. The weekly production per pair of mules spinning 60's counts was 880 or 324 95's, 410, 23-9,, ., 100's, 420, 25-7 The latter counts are produced from a better class of material than the 95's counts, hence the mules run quicker, and more weight is turned off the mules. I went through another mill, and was told that the spindles on the spinning mules were running at the rate of 9,000 revolutions per minute, which is not equal to the speed in the modern mills in Oldham. The mules contained 840 spindles per mule, or 70 dozens long, and the following are the results of the production per week in pounds, and hanks per spindle: --The cotton used is Egyptian, combed American, and carded American, all of long staple. The total wages paid on one pair of mules was 5. ls. l0d., as against 2. 18s. in Oldham. I visited a mill in which some of the spinning mules had been made by Messrs. Asa Lees and Co. Limited, of Oldham, and I took the particulars of one pair containing 1,044 spindles per mule, or 87 dozens long. These mules were spinning 50's pin cops, with a 60 inch draw, and 3 inches of roller motion, and were running three stretches in 43 seconds, and the rovings were made from Egyptian cotton, and double rovings with a...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236819551
  • 9781236819550