Roving frame

Roving frame, made by Platt Brothers & Co Roving frame, made by Platt Brothers & Co

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Roving frame, made by Platt Brothers & Co
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Roving frame, made by Platt Brothers & Co
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Roving frame, made by Platt Brothers & Co. Ltd, Oldham, 1927, and used at Elk Mill, Royton.

This machine stretched and thinned the cotton ready for spinning. Leather belts, transferring power from the mill’s steam engine, drove the machinery. By the 1920s mill owners started to use electricity supplied by new, coal fired power stations.

Details

Category:
Textile Industry
Object Number:
Y1974.62
Materials:
iron
Measurements:
Overall: 2438 mm x 914 mm x 3207 mm,
type:
roving frame
credit:
Gift of Shiloh Spinners Ltd

Parts

sign used at Elk Mill, Royton.

sign used at Elk Mill, Royton.

sign used at Elk Mill, Royton.

Materials:
wood and paper
Object Number:
Y1974.62.1
type:
sign
Image ©
The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum