Citation "The textile industry: an account of the early inventions of spinning, weaving, and knitting machines"

Authors
  • English, W.
AATA Author
  • ENGLISH, W.
Title Article/Chapter
The textile industry: an account of the early inventions of spinning, weaving, and knitting machines
Publisher / Distributor
Longmans
Publisher / Distributor City
London
AATA Number
8-811
Date of Publication
19690000 .
Page Numbers
242
Abstract
This book is published as one of a series of industrial archaeology. Starting with the early spindle method of spinning and the development of domestic spinning wheels, the author describes how manual operations became mechanical ones: Lee's stocking frame, Lombe's silk machine (throwing), Kay's fly shuttle, Paul's spinning machine, Strutt's rib-knitting attachment, Hargreaves spinning Jenny, Arkwright's spinning machine, Crompton's spinning mule, early carding machines, Cartwright's power loom, Radcliffe's (warp) dressing machine, developments in pattern weaving, the factory system, Heath coat's lace machine, the silk industry, the woollen and worsted industries, the flax and jute industries, spinning -- further developments (ring and cap spinning), Robert's automatic mule knitting -- further developments (the latch needle, the circular knitting machine, the Cotton patent machine), combing, weaving -- further developments (power-loom improvements, the automatic loom), Titus Salt (alpaca) and Samuel C. Lister (spun silk), the present and the future (new raw materials, spinning without spindles, weaving without shuttles, and knitting without needles). The book is illustrated (plates andline diagrams) gives source references and a bibliography, and includes a glossary of technical terms and a gazetteer of museums with -- AATA
Originating Institution
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Record type
Abstract
Literature Type
Monograph
Bibliographic Level
Analytic
Older BCIN Number
97334
BCIN Number
59552
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