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Throstle frame in Lowell, Massachusetts

The throstle frame was a spinning machine for cotton, wool, and other fibers, differing from a mule in having a continuous action, the processes of drawing, twisting, and winding being carried on simultaneously. [2] It "derived its name from the singing or humming which it occasioned," [3] throstle being a dialect name for the song thrush.

See also


  1. The Textile Machinery Collection at The American Textile History Museum A Historic Mechanical Engineering Heritage Collection (Report). The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 2012. p. 7. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  2. OED s.v. Throstle.
  3. Edward Henry Knight, Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary (Houghton, Osgood and company, 1881), p. 2564.

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