Beam Twisting Room, Loray Mill, circa 1935

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Subject: Mill machinery and equipment

Decade: 1930s

Subcollection: Working at Firestone


Beam twisting room, Loray Mill

Transcription: C, D, E & F, show the hank clocks on a view of a Beam Twisting room. You will look close, directly over the above letters and clock, almost like an automobile speedometer. This is called a hank clock. Rollers and Threads are shown by an -O-. A- is what is called a beam, a different kind of yarn, have different no. of threads wound together. In this view, 5 threads are unwound from the beam, under over roller, over the second and under the third, then wound on bobbins (B). This is all done by an electric motor, attached to the ceiling, and a belt ramming down to the end of the frame, motor is located by an X, on the ceiling and left and end of frame, by Y. These letters are all on one end and everyone there, so look close. K.S.P.
City & County: Gastonia (N.C.); Gaston County (N.C.)
Contributor: Gaston County Museum of Art & History