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SHEETS OF PULP CELLULOSE ARE MEASURED AND STACKED BY WILLIAM STEPHENS IN PREPARATION FOR STEEPING

 

AFTER THE CELLULOSE HAS BEEN SHREDDED IN THE PFLEIDER , IT TAKES ON THIS CRUMB LIKE APPEARANCE. FRENCH DYER IS EMPTYING THE PFLEIDER

 

JOHN LEMON MAKES THE " BALL FALL TEST " IN THE MIXING ROOM

 

FORREST CHEUVRONT MOVES THE VISCOSE FROM ONE TANK TO ANOTHER TANK.

 

THE SPINNERET OR " JET " MUST BE HANDLED CAREFULLY TO AVOILD SCRATCHING.  ARLEY GRIFFIN IN THE JET ROOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BATH RECLAIM DEPARTMENT IS AT LEFT HOWARD HENRIE READS THE TEMPERATURE RECORDING CRYSTALIZER. TO THE RIGHT IS JOHN ATKINSON EMPTIES GUIDES INTO THE POLLISHING TUMBLERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HENRY EDWARDS LEFT AND GEORGE HORNER THE TABLE MEN IN THE SPINNING ROOM PLACE RAYON CAKES ON TRAY AFTER REMOVAL FROM SPINNING BOXES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAM CHAPMAN SPINNING PATROLMAN STARTS A NEW CAKE OF RAYON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAULINE BROWN WRAPS A CAKE OF RAYON IN PREPARATION FOR PROCESSING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATING DRYER IN CAKE COVER LAUNDRY IS HOWARD KUHN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARRY RUFF LEST AND EARL LUCAS POWER TRUCK OPERATORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RACKS OF RAYON CAKES ARE TRUCKED BY CHARLES HILL FROM CAKE PROCESSING MACHINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARY CONLEY REELS CAKES TO SKEINS ON DRY REELING MACHINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEORGIA GIBBS RESTARTS CONE ON CONING MACHINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROCESSED CAKES ARE PACKED IN CARTON BY GRACE SMITH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSPECTION OF DRY REELED SKEINS IS DONE BY MILDRED WOOD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WASTE YARN IS WASHED, GRADED AND BALED FOR SOME INDUSTRIAL USES BY WILLIAM SHULTZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAPLE IS BALED AND PLACED IN CARTONS WHICH WILL BE SHIPPED BY TRUCK OR RAIL BY LESTER NICELY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBERT TICE FEEDS STAPLE INTO A DRYER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A SINGLE TWISTING MACHINE IS PATROLLED BY WILMA LEMON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GERALDINE BANKS IS TYING IN BEAM ON A SINGLE TWISTING MACHINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NINA BLAKE TIRE FABRIC DEPARTMENT, OPERATES A SLASHING MACHINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANOTHER OPERATION IN TIRE FABRIC IS CABLE TWISTING, WHERE TWO SINGLE TWISTED YARNS ARE TWISTED TOGETHER. THIS YARN IS THEN WOVEN INTO FABRIC. LYDIA HOLMAN IS TYING A BABBIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFTER SINGLE TWISTING SEVERAL SPOOLS OF YARN ARE RESPOOLED INTO A LARGER SPOOL . BY OLIVE FREELAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DENVIL DYE PREPARES FINISHED ROLL OF TIRE CORD FABRIC FOR SHIPMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAYON ENDS FROM EACH BOBBIN ARE THREADED INTO THE LOOM BY ELOISE KELLER IN PREPARATION FOR WEAVING TIRE FABRIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE FINISHED YARN, PACKED AND LABELED BY HURLEY THOMPSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEFORE THE CASES ARE SHIPPED ROBERT STEALEY STENCILS ON THEM THE TYPE OF YARN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVERETT MARSHALL ASSEMBLES A CASE ON NAILING MACHINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARY KITTLE RUNS ANALYSIS OF COMMERCIAL CAUSTIC ACID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHIFT CHEMIST OTTO GRIMM RUNS ANALYSIS ON BATH USED ON CAKES PROCESSING MACHINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSS DUVALL MAKES ANALYTICAL TEST WITH TITRIMETER. THIS IS A ELECTROLYTIC DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THE STRENGTH OF CERTAIN SOLUTIONS

 

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