User Manual for a Spinning Jenny
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The Spinning Jenny has a metal frame with eight wooden spindles at one end. A set of eight rovings (bundles of fiber) are attached to a beam on that frame.
When the rovings are extended, they are passed through two horizontal bars of wood that can be clasped together. These bars can be drawn along the top of the frame by the spinner's left hand thus extending the thread.
The spinner uses his/her right hand to rapidly turn a wheel which causes all the spindles to revolve, and the thread to be spun.
When the bars are returned, the thread will wind onto the spindle. A pressing wire (faller) is used to guide the threads onto the right place on the spindle.
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