Monday, 7 March 2011

Ruby Tuesday: Maypole Braider

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“Maypole Braider: 16 bobbins rotate in a zig-zag pattern. Half of these
rotate clockwise, the other half anti-clockwise. In order to provide a
stable braid, a core of threads is fed upwards through the centre hole.”

Another of the many fascinating machines at the Textile Museum!

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10 comments:

  1. Amazing and interesting shot.

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  2. Goodness! Of course I never knew such a thing existed!! It does look like a kind of dangerous machine.

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  3. these machines just get better by the day. learning a lot i did not know from your visit to this museum

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  4. The title threw me. I was thinking Maypole from the days of my childhood. Fascinating and perilous looking machine. As I just said on another blog, I keep learning from you wonderful photo-bloggers!

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  5. Interesting. Great shot. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

    Mine's here.

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  6. Interesting information!

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  7. An amazing machine! A very effective time efficient way of making braids! Great photo!

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  8. A truly wonderful machine. i like the contrast between the iron and the braid.

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  9. I wou;d enjoy seeing that in operation. Whoever invented it was amazing.

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