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!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). Clark's Spool Cotton Factory, New York Another Quality Print from Martin2001 Type of print: Steel engraving - Original vintage antique print Year of printing: 1886 Artist - Engraver - Publisher: n/a - n/a - Porter Coates, Philadelphia Condition: Excellent - Very good - Good - Fair. Light overall age toning of paper. Overall dimensions of print: incl. blank margins: 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. 1 inch = 2,54 cm. Type of paper: Thick - Heavier, wove - Medium heavy - Slightly heavier - Thin. Reverse side: Blank - With text or pictures. Notes: 1. Green color around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed, it is not part of the print. Description of the subject depicted in the print (from the original source): THE first cotton mills in our country were devoted to the production of yarn only for cloth, and it was not until near the close of the last century, that Sewing Thread made of cotton, was attempted. Before that time linen thread-the product of flax-was in universal use for sewing. It is believed that the wife of Samuel Slater suggested the substitution of cotton for sewing thread, after observing the evenness of the yarn which she produced on a hand-spinning machine, with the long-fibred Sea Island cotton, and that Mr. Slater first produced cotton sewing thread. Vast improvements have since been made in the manufacture, until the " six-cord spool cotton thread now in use, was perfected. The processes used in making this thread, are remarkable. The cotton from the bale is passed through a "picker," which has cylinders with iron teeth, that revolve more than two thousand times in a minute. The fibre, after leaving the 11 picker," undergoes the process of " doubling " or intercombining, over 20,000,000 times. The mind can not easily grasp the fact. A perfect six-cord thread could not be made with less " doubling." There are six-cord threads which are manufactured with only 500,000 doublings, but as every " doubling " adds to its strength and value the best manufacturers should make the enormous number mentioned. Such is the labor and care used in the product of the best six-cord spool cotton thread. Sewing machines have greatly increased the demand for this kind of thread - and this industry, introduced into this country within the last dozen years, has already become an extensive one in the United States. The annual product and sale in our country at this time, is about 16,000,000 dozen spools of 200 yards each, or 108,400,000,000 yards. Among the most extensive manufacturers of spool cotton, in this country, are George A. Clark and Brothers, of New York city. The Willimantic Linen Company, of Willimantic, Connecticut, manufacture linen thread very extensively and success- fully, as well as the six-cord spool cotton thread. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy ! Any print purchased from us may be returned for any reason for a full refund including all postage. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
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