Carding engine

Related to Carding engine: spinning frame, Samuel Crompton
a machine for carding cotton, wool, or other fiber, by subjecting it to the action of cylinders, or drums covered with wire-toothed cards, revolving nearly in contact with each other, at different rates of speed, or in opposite directions. The staple issues in soft sheets, or in slender rolls called slivers.

See also: Carding

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The Carding Engine was invented in the 18th century, it is used to prepare wool for spinning.
The carding engines comb the wool after it has been willowed, preparing the fibres for spinning.
This woollen spinner was using eddy current drives to power and control its four carding engines. These operate on the principle of a slipping clutch for speed variation.