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Arkwright's (?) carding machine, c. 1775

Image ID: 107545

Arkwright's (?) carding machine, c. 1775

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Image Title

:  Arkwright's (?) carding machine, c. 1775

Item Physical Description

: 25.5 x 20.5 cm.


: South Kensington Museum, London The following description is in the catalogue of the South Kensington Museum : original carding engine, received 1860. This machine was made by Sir Richard Arkwright about the year 1775 [and] is very similar to the cylindrical carding engine invented and constructed by Daniel Bourne of Leominster in 1748. The object of the machine is to remove from the cotton any fragments of leaves, seeds etc. and also to ....
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: "The Pageant of America" Collection / v.5 - The epic of industry / (unpublished photographs) / Cotton

Source Description

: Approx. 8,000 photographs


: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs

Digital ID

: 107545

Record ID

: 134289

Digital Item Published

: 2-3-2004; updated 3-25-2011

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