Duffs mechanical draw boy for a drawloom, 19th century
Duff's mechanical draw boy for a drawloom, 19th century.. Duff's draw boy, a thread-arranging machine for a drawloom used in weaving, 19th century. Copperplate engraving by W. Lowry after an Illustration by J. Farey from Abraham Rees' Cyclopedia or Universal Dictionary, London, 1819.
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The threads of the railway timetable system
The threads of the railway timetable system. Arranging the running of the railway service, each section of the board represents one hour, which inturn is subdivided into five minute sections. The horizontal line indicate the distance between stations, a thread is streched from the starting point of the train to its destination. It is essential that no two threads should cross, thus avoiding collision.
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Lace jackets: one black the other white with pink ribbon trim. Green plaid dress: no waist seam, ornamented with black ribbon held in place by tiny bands.
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