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Made in Manchester

Postcard of Wrap reel.
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Wrap reel

A wrap reel was used to wind a standard length of yarn which was then weighed to give the 'count' or fineness. This example was made by J Nesbitt of Manchester.

Wrap reel used to wind a standard length of yarn for weighing, made by John Nesbitt Ltd of Manchester

Until the middle of the nineteenth century by far the greatest part of Scotland's population was occupied in either textile manufacture or in agriculture. Spinning and weaving were, for most people, the two most important tasks outside food production.

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Online ID: 000-100-044-778-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1983.65
Date: 19th century
Material: Brass, iron, wood
Dimensions: 755 mm H x 790 mm x 400 mm
Subject: 14. INDUSTRIES, Textiles (Departmental Classification)
Who: John Nesbitt Ltd, 42 Market Street, Manchester (Maker)
Where: England, Lancashire, Manchester
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