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Cop Winder DUNIH 85

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Cop Winder

Cop Winder, machine used in the middle stages of jute processing. Here the spun bobbins of yarn are wound onto 'cops' which fit into the centre of a shuttle providing the 'weft' thread for weaving. This machine comprises of one row of eight bobbins feeding onto one row of eight cops within main frame. Made by James Low & Co. Ltd., Monifieth, Scotland and dated 1933. This machine has been altered from original design for safety with a new belt drive guard added to left and right access guards. Part of collection of jute processing machinery used to teach jute spinning and weaving at Dundee College of Technology.

Number: DUNIH 85
Name: Cop Winder
Date: 1933
Maker: Low, James, & Co. Ltd
Location: On Display