Mule cops

Made:
around 1960
Cops of spun cotton yarn from a spinning mule. Cops of spun cotton yarn from a spinning mule. Cops of spun cotton yarn from a spinning mule.

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Cops of spun cotton yarn from a spinning mule.
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Cops of spun cotton yarn from a spinning mule.
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Cops of spun cotton yarn from a spinning mule.
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Cops of spun cotton yarn made on a spinning mule, around 1960.

The spinning mule twisted cotton into yarn, then wound it into cones called cops. By the 1920s, engineers had improved the spinning mule so that one machine could spin up to 1300 cops at the same time.

Details

Category:
Textile Industry
Object Number:
E2018.0317.1
Materials:
cotton (textile) and paper (fibre product)
type:
mule cops