Machine for winding cotton into balls, invented by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, unsigned, United Kingdom, 1800-1802. The first machine made was used at Strutts Cotton Mill. Belper.
This machine was invented by Sir Marc Isambard Brunell (1769-1849) in 1802. Before that time cotton and linen thread were sold in skeins.
The thread is carried round the ball by means of the flyer and at each revolution is laid in a different place owing to the slow rotation of the spindle, which is connected with the flyer through worm gearing. The inclination of the spindle can be adjusted by the hand lever to control the shape of the ball produced.
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overall (including handle): 315 mm x 630 mm x 305 mm, Wt. 10kg Est.
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