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Source:   Textiles -- manufacture


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Shearing-machine.

Image ID: 825965

Shearing-machine. (1884)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Shearing-machine.

Published Date

: 1884

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 16 x 14 cm. (6 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Notes

: Written on border: "c1877" Printed on border: "A machine through which cloth is passed after leaving the gig-mill, in order to shorten the nap and bring it to an even length so as to secure a smooth surface. This was formerly done by hand with a pair of shears. Machinery for the purpose was introduced, leading, of course, to riots, in England, at the beginning of this century." Includes additional text.

Original Source

: From Knights new mechanical dictionary : a description of tools, instruments, machines, processes, and engineering. (Boston : Houghton, 1884) Knight, Edward Henry (1824-1883), Author.

Source

: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Textiles -- manufacture

Source Description

: 2 folders (64 pictures)

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC TEXT-Man

Digital ID

: 825965

Record ID

: 705559

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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