Category: England, Reelers

Categories: England, Occupations

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A Reeler received yarn on bobbins or paper tubes and arranged it on a shelf above the machine; guided and attached the end of the yarn to swifts (skeleton reels), which revolved and wound the yarn upon themselves, in skein form; controlled the power drive on the machine; mended broken threads; removed the hanks or skeins of yarn from the machine when completed.

Person Profiles (4)

abt 1872 Parr, St Helens, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1866 Sutton, St Helens, Lancashire, England - 1935
17 Jan 1903 Swanscombe, Kent, England - Jul 1987
abt 20 Feb 1900 Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

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