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Arkwright's drawing-frame, 1780

Image ID: 107546

Arkwright's drawing-frame, 1780

Image Details

Image Title

:  Arkwright's drawing-frame, 1780

Item Physical Description

: 22 x 19.5 cm.


: South Kensington Museum, London The following description is in the catalogue of the South Kensington Museum : Original drawing machine, received 1860. This is Sir Richard Arkwright's first drawing frame, and was made by him about 1780. It was commonly known as the "lantern" frame owing to the fact that the sliver can employed had an opening in the side closed by a door through which the sliver was removed, and so somewhat resembled a lan ....
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: "The Pageant of America" Collection / v.5 - The epic of industry / (unpublished photographs) / Cotton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

: 107546

Record ID

: 134290

Digital Item Published

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

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