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The PRESIDENT. Does any one wish to ask any questions upon this paper? Mr. DRAPER, have you something to ask?
Mr. GEORGE OTIS DRAPER. Mr. President, I thought I understood the speaker to suggest that this Cling-Surface might be used on spindle bands,
Mr. CHAS. F. CHASE. Yes, sir.
Mr. GEORGE Otis DRAPER. Is that your theory, or do you know of mills that actually do use it on spindle bands?
Mr. CHAS. F. CHASE. I know of one mill, one of the largest cotton mills in this country, which has been using it on its spindle bands for a number of years, so I was told the other day by a man who had come recently from that mill.
Mr. GEORGE Otis DRAPER. Now, spindle bands are made of various substances. Do you know what these spindle bands were made of?
Mr. GEORGE OTIS DRAPER. I have been a great deal interested in the subject of spindle banding for a great many years and I was quite interested in your suggestion, and any information you could give me on the subject I should be pleased to have.
Mr. CHAS. F. CHASE. There is one point, perhaps, that may be of interest, and that is this; in looking into the matter personally I have found that in one type of spinning machines the whorl is too high on one side of the drum and too low on the other side to make a mechanically correct drive for the lead of the band, so that the use of Cling-Surface on such a machine is not practicable for the very reason which is one of its chief points of value, stopping slip. A Cling-Surface treated spindle band on such a machine, instead of slipping down into the bottom of the whorl, as an untreated band will slip, simply rides right up in its effort to run mechanically correct, and up and out she goes.
Now if the machine could be made a little “skewgee", as it were, so as to have the whorl in line, I am quite sure that success could be obtained in a very large measure.
Has any one else any question to ask?
Mr. JOSEPH MERRIAM. Is it used on mule bands where the pulleys are all vertical ?