The expansion of the Indian power trade may be gathered from the following particulars of the number of looms and spindles from 1892 to 1906.
The staircase has art deco spindles with plain acorn top.
The spinning or throwing which follows is done on a frame with upright spindles and flyers, the yarn as it is twisted being drawn forward through guides and wound on revolving bobbins with a reciprocating motion.
This is a frame built with forty or more spindles.
The number of mills has decreased, but machinery now runs so much more quickly than formerly that more yarn is being spun on fewer spindles.