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carding machine, part

carding machine, part

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Description
Samuel Slater’s cotton carding machine, built in 1790, was based on the English system of machine carding, which he introduced in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Samuel Slater, considered the father of the American cotton industry, came to America in 1789 from England. He acquired his knowledge of textile machinery in England as an apprentice in the Arkwright system of carding and spinning cotton. His cotton carding machine is only one of two pieces of original Slater machinery still in existence.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Carding Machine, Part
date made
1790
maker
Slater, Samuel
Measurements
overall: 59 in x 97 in x 48 in; 149.86 cm x 246.38 cm x 121.92 cm
ID Number
TE.T11196.000
accession number
13137
catalog number
T11196.000
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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