Heddle Support Spring Hooks (Demo)

A demonstration showing the configuration and operation the the draper Model D’s heddle support spring hook (Patent #1821647), and how it locks the heddle support bar. Harness (oak) and spring hooks refurbished.

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Inventory (Initial) – Heddles

Cleaning spare heddles with steel wool…

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…then sorting them into four piles:

80 – Like New
87 – Good (slight texture but smooth)
50 – Useable (textured but smooth)
138 – Unusable (pitted)
355 – Total

Counter

Established in 1937 Trumeter assisted the textile industry in the UK.  Trumeter acquired Redington in 2011.  I cleaned this counter up well last night and contacted the company this morning.  It was a little stiff when it came to recovery for the next pick.  They recommended just a drop of light machine oil on the shaft but nothing else.  This cleaning and oiling returned the metre to original, fast functioning…

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