Braiding Machine


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Braiding machine from Croft Mill, Manchester, c.1900. Photographed on display in the Textiles gallery.
Science Museum Group Collection
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Braiding machine made around 1900, used at Croft Mill, Manchester.

Thomas Walford developed the first braiding machine in Manchester in the 1740s. This machine worked in Croft Mill in Manchester.

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Science and Industry Museum: Textiles Gallery

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Textile Industry
Object Number:
copper (metal) and metal (unknown)
braiding machine
Gift of J & W Eastwood

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