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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