Quadrant indicating scale

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Postcard of Quadrant indicating scale.
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Quadrant indicating scale

This quadrant indicating scale is for measuring the count or fineness of yarn by weighing a known length.

Quadrant indicating scale, with a cast metal tripod base, for weighing lengths of yarn, 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: 000-100-044-779-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1983.66
Date: 19th century
Material: Cast metal
Dimensions: 270 mm H x 300 mm x 110 mm
Subject: 14. INDUSTRIES, Textiles (Departmental Classification)
Who: John Nesbitt Ltd, 42 Market Street, Manchester (Maker)
Where: England, Lancashire, Manchester
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