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Definitions of Doffer

  1. A revolving cylinder, or a vibrating bar with teeth, in a carding machine, which doffs, or strips off, the cotton from the cards.
  2. A revolving cylinder, or a vibrating bar, with teeth, in a carding machine, which doffs, or strips off, the fiber from the cards.
  3. A worker who replaces full bobbins by empty ones on the throstle or ring frames.
  4. A revolving cylinder in a carding- machine, which doffs, or strips off, the cotton from the cards.
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Usage examples for Doffer

  1. For instance, there was Lewis Paul's carding engine; he introduced that into Lancashire and added to it a stripping comb, or doffer, that made it about fifty per cent. – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  2. The 14- inch doffer roller is made of chestnut. – The Scholfield Wool-Carding Machines by Grace L. Rogers
  3. Doffer boys romped and whistled, young girls in jaunty, Faber Street clothes and flowered hats, linked to one another for protection, chewed gum and joked, but for the most part these workers were silent, the apathy of their faces making a strange contrast with the hurry, hurry of their feet and set intentness of their bodies as they sped homeward to the tenements. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  4. Doffer Lever Intermediate Gear, 104 Teeth. – Illustrated Catalogue of Cotton Machinery by Howard & Bullough American Machine Company, Ltd.
  5. She waited a moment for her constant companion, poor little Maggie the doffer, and they went away up the street toward their poor lodging holding each other fast by the hand. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  6. They thus form, as it were, a sheet of fibrous material at the entrance, and this sheet of fibres comes in contact with the pins of the various pairs of rollers, the cylinder, and the doffer, in much the same way as already described in connection with the breaker card. – The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth by T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
  7. 15 is of the latter type, and such machines are so- called because the various pairs of rollers are so disposed around the cylinder that they occupy almost a complete circle, and the fibre under treatment must move from pair to pair to undergo the combing and splitting action before coming into contact with the doffer. – The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth by T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
  8. Doffer Gear, 180 Teeth. – Illustrated Catalogue of Cotton Machinery by Howard & Bullough American Machine Company, Ltd.
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