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A.French Textile Building (1899) - Indicating textile engine, work with slide rule and planimeter

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dc.date.issued 1902
dc.description From Warren Drury's thesis: Architecturally, the Textile Building is a simple, inexpensive industrial structure and in its textile manufacturing function is extremely successful. Modeled after small new England Textile mills, the school commission reflected the Bostonian Lockwood Green's experience in mill design. From the 1899-1903 Announcements: The department offers unexcelled advantages to the young man who intends to enter the textile industry. We believe that the student, on graduating, should have a sound foundation in engineering subjects as well as in the branches relating directly to the textile trade. Besides the usual subjects given in the textile schools, such as carding, spinning, weaving, designing, and dyeing, extensive courses in mathematics, English, chemistry, physics, mechanism, mechanics, drawing, strength of materials, steam-engine, electrical work, mill construction, and shop work. Instruction in all branches will be given by means of lectures, recitations, demonstrations, and practice on the splendid equipment of the loom. Department of Carding and Spinning: The study of the cotton fibre, including botanical classification of cottons; location of the more important cotton-producing districts; primary species peculiar to each; commercial names and comparative values; spinning properties and suitability for the different years; commercial grading and classification; the chemical and physical properties of cotton. Department of Weaving: This instruction begins with power loom practice in the production of duck, sheeting, drills, etc. Later, classes are devoted to handloom weaving, the fabrics woven being mainly in the nature of experimental work on textures, weaves and coloring. Final courses teach Jacquard weaving, students making their own calculations, weaving and finishing and executing their own designs. Department of Dyeing: This department occupies the east end of the basement in the A. French Textile School. The laboratory and dye-house are well equipped with all the necessary apparatus, chemicals, dyestuffs, etc, for instruction in the bleaching, scouring, and dyeing of textiles fabrics. A valuable collection of over 3,000 specimens of dyewoods, extracts and colors comprise this collection. The dye-house contains eight vats with water and steam fittings, a dyeing machine, steam chest, dye-ketltes, measures, frames, etc. en
dc.description.abstract Location: T171 .G42 G49x 1899-1903 Architect: Lockwood-Greene Contractor: William Bensel and Company Completion Date: 1898 Named for: Aaron French, Pennsylvania Industrialist who contributed some of the funding for the building en
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dc.subject.lcsh Georgia Institute of Technology--Buildings
dc.title A.French Textile Building (1899) - Indicating textile engine, work with slide rule and planimeter en
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