Model of silk doubling machine

1873 in Manchester

Model of silk doubling machine, designed and patented by Thomas Dickins, Manchester, 1873. Patent no. 1763.

A silk thread is too fine to be used singly, so two or more threads are twisted together, a process called 'throwing'. This machine was designed and patented by Thomas Dickins in 1873 (patent no. 1763), and includes an automatic stop mechanism should either of the threads break.


Textiles Machinery
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textiles machine
Dickins, T.

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