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. The velvet and corduroy industry; a brief account of the various processes connected with the manufacture of cotton pile goods. tically brought to a standstill,this being done quickly by means of adjustable brakes.A point to note is that the arm carrying the knife ismounted on the frame of the machine, and in this pointdiffers essentially from hand-cutting, as the cuttinginstrument is in some respects rigid. This particularpoint has been found to be of great advantage in cuttingqualities like the old twill-back coating velveteen, oneof the most difficult sorts made. Not more than anegligible

. The velvet and corduroy industry; a brief account of the various processes connected with the manufacture of cotton pile goods. tically brought to a standstill,this being done quickly by means of adjustable brakes.A point to note is that the arm carrying the knife ismounted on the frame of the machine, and in this pointdiffers essentially from hand-cutting, as the cuttinginstrument is in some respects rigid. This particularpoint has been found to be of great advantage in cuttingqualities like the old twill-back coating velveteen, oneof the most difficult sorts made. Not more than anegligible Stock Photo
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. The velvet and corduroy industry; a brief account of the various processes connected with the manufacture of cotton pile goods. tically brought to a standstill,this being done quickly by means of adjustable brakes.A point to note is that the arm carrying the knife ismounted on the frame of the machine, and in this pointdiffers essentially from hand-cutting, as the cuttinginstrument is in some respects rigid. This particularpoint has been found to be of great advantage in cuttingqualities like the old twill-back coating velveteen, oneof the most difficult sorts made. Not more than anegligible fraction of hand-cutters ever developedsufficient skill to be entrusted with the cutting of thismake of velveteen, but the Netherwood machine hasshown special aptitude in its capacity for dealing withthese goods. It deals with equal success with the moregenerally used qualities of velvet, including slip-cuts,velvets—^both plain and twill-back, fine twill patents,El and E3 sorts, etc., and light or heavy velveteens.The great advantage of this machine is that it is ableto cut two pieces at the same time, one arm being used. w s > QOO w HW 56 VELVET AND CORDUROY INDUSTRY on each piece, the pieces running side by side. Thelargest sized Netherwood machine can be set to cuteither one piece 66 ins. wide, or two pieces each 33 ins.wide—widths, of course, being before stiffening. Thedouble knife movement, as this is called, naturallygreatly increases the amount of production whennarrower pieces are being cut. A pleasing characteristicof this machine is the silence and steadiness with whichit works, no noisy gear wheels being employed, and as thesurfaces of all the rollers move at nearly the same speedas that of the cloth, the loss of weight which mightarise to the piece during its many passages throughthe machine is thereby prevented. The most important feature of the machine is thedevice which maintains the correct tension of the piece,for as we have seen in hand-cutting and in