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Catalog Number art2010.003b
Object Name Hook
Description Hook used by spinners in textile manufacture, circa 1940. This hook was used to clean the top of a spinning frame roll when the thread brock it round the top roll, much like a cotton ball, and the spinner had to retie the thread but before tying it she had to scrape off the cotton ball with this brass hook. The hooks had to be made of brass so as not the damage the steel and rubber rolls. Image of spinner Lauretta Doyon of Biddeford from the Pepperell Sheet Newsletter (date unknown).
Date 1940
Title Hook used by spinners in textile manufacture
Search Terms Textile industry
Pepperell Mills
Laconia Mills