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Quadrant indicating scale

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Quadrant indicating scale
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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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