The cord known as " plated cord," which is manufactured by this machine, i6 composed of strands of cotton, which have first a separate covering of silk or worsted wound upon each, and are afterwards laid together in the same way as the strands of ordinary rope. The process of covering the strands with silk or worsted is termed " plating" them. This invention consists in the employment of certain means of producing the strands, and covering them with sills or worsted at the same operation, and by the same motion, whereby the threads constituting the body of each strand and the threads of silk or worsted covering the same, are caused to have the same twist, and consequently the covering is not likely to become loose upon the body of the strands. There are also " regulators" for preventing too great a strain upon the twisted and plated strands before they are laid together to produce cord, and they thereby insure the softness of the cord. There is an arrangement of the strand-twisting and plating contrivances and tho laying mechanism, by which the whole are combined so as to form a machine of compact and convenient form, in which the strand-twisting and plating and the laying operations are effected in a very perfect manner. It is the invention of Charles Feichert, of New York City, and was patented this week.
This article was originally published with the title "Machine for making Plated or Covered Cord" in Scientific American 13, 28, 220 (March 1858)