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Catling, Harold The Spinning Mule, D&C, 1970, pp207.  Pb.  Red spine faded else VG.   The story of Samuel Crompton's Spinning Mule which revolutionized the Lancashire Cotton Industry.  £2.95

Foster G A R  The Principles of Roller Drafting and the Irregularity of Drafted Materials, Manual of Cotton Spinning Vol. IV Part I, edited by A F W Coulson, Textile Institute, Manchester, 1958, pp150.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  A convenient and concise summary of the principles and theory of drafting.  £3.95

Gulvin, Clifford  The Scottish Hosiery and Knitwear Industry 1680-1980, John Donald, 1984, pp163.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A comprehensive study.  £6.95

Morton W E and Wray G R  An Introduction to the Study of Spinning, Longmans, 3rd edition 1962, pp277.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG- dust wrapper.  First published 1937.  Part 1 deals with raw materials used in spinning while part 2 deals with the foundations of spinning technology.  £3.95

Noguera J  Theory and Practice of High Drafting in Cotton Spinning, 1934, pp113 with illustrations.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  There is a small piece missing from the cover at the base of spine, otherwise VG.  Deals exhaustively with one system.  £3.95

Noguera J  Modern Drafting in Cotton Spinning, Chorley & Pickersgill, 1937, pp194.  A much enlarged edition of the authorís earlier Theory and Practice of High Drafting in Cotton Spinning.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  Cover VG-; contents in excellent condition with high-quality art paper.  £4.95

Platt Brothers  Particulars and Calculations Related to Modern Cotton Opening, Mixing & Blowing Machinery, nd (c1930s), pp126.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  Fair+ with a tear in the title page.  Illustrated details of textile machinery from the famous Oldham works of Platt Brothers.  £4.95

Plummer A and Early R E  The Blanket Makers 1669-1968: A History of Charles Early and Marriott (Whitney), Augustus M. Kelley, 1969, pp205.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper with a small internally repaired tear in the dust wrapper.  The history of the company, the families connected with it, and the community in Whitney involved in blanket making.  £7.50

Tippett H C  A Portrait of the Lancashire Textile Industry, OUP, 1969, pp170.  Hb.  Fine in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Describes the changes in the cotton industry since WWI.  £4.95

Yorkshire Textile Industry (The) 1969-1970, a Worrall textile publication, 84th edition 1969, pp366.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  Fair with worn covers.  A comprehensive trade directory.  £3.95

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