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The Human Factor - Introducing the Industrial Life Photograph Collection at the Baker Library

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The Human Factor

Introducing the Industrial Life Photograph Collection at the Baker Library

Competing with the mule

ca. 1936 • Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company • Photographer unknownA newer machine for spinning is the frame shown here. The principle is the same as in mule spinning, but the draw is continuous. Running between the two sets of rollers, one of which turns faster than the other, the roving is drawn down to size, while the spindle revolves, twisting the yarn and winding it in the same operation.

A newer machine for spinning is the frame shown here. The principle is the same as in mule spinning, but the draw is continuous. Running between the two sets of rollers, one of which turns faster than the other, the roving is drawn down to size, while the spindle revolves, twisting the yarn and winding it in the same operation.

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  • Competing with the mule, ca. 1936
  • Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company
  • Photographer unknown
  • Gelatin Silver Print, 8 × 10 inches
  • Industrial Life Photograph Collection, Mss:1412 :461 B592

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