Knotting Yarns

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“Knotting Yarns -- This operation becomes necessary when a comparatively short piece of junk is to be make into a spun-yarn, or large rope into small, which is called twice laid. The end of each is divided, rubbed smooth and married (as for splicing). Two of the divided parts, as c, c and d, d, are passed in opposite directions round all the other parts and knotted. The ends e and f remain passive. The figure is drawn open, but the forks of A and B should be pressed close together, the knot hauled taut and the ends cut off.” -Britannica, 1910




Encyclopaedia Britannica (11th ed., vol. 15) (New York, NY: The Encyclopaedia Britannica Company, 1910)


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