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Textile making history

This pictures show the beginning of the mechanized age in Textile industry. The inventor of the ‘spinning jenny’ Sir Richard Arkwright made it possible for the first time in history to spin fiber into yarn mechanically.

Before Arkwright there was only the hand held spindle which allowed to apply turns to fibers and by that gave the fibers its strength. This process – called hand spinning – is very inaccurate as the feeding of fiber material depends on the skills of the operator or the ‘spinner’.

Mass variations are a accompanying feature with this process, by releasing an ever changing amount of fiber by means of  fingers, and at the same time applying twist.

The spinning jenny was a rather complicated machine, with not continuous process, first stretching the sliver into thinner rovings, thereafter applying twist to same.

With this method productivity was increased, and one person could now operate 24 or more spindles simultaneously, depending on machine width.

No matter which shortcomings it had, it was a major invention and we would not be at such developed stage was it not for the great inventor.

All credit must be due to him.

The pictures below are property of clan mother.

beginning of mechanized spinning

beginning of mechanized spinning

beginning of mechanized spinning

beginning of mechanized spinning

beginning of mechanized spinning

beginning of mechanized spinning

Article compiled by AFRICASIAEURO.COM/SPINNING/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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