Carding machines like this were used at Stanley Mills, Perthshire, for the preparation of cotton. Tangled cotton fibres were fed into this machine on rolls, known as laps. Fibres were drawn off these rolls on to a series of rottating drums lined with spiked strips known as cards. This action cleaned and straightened the cotton prior to spinning and and weaving it into fabric. Ranks of these machines once operated on the first floor of the Mid Mill, before it closed in 1989. Made by Howard and Bullough Ltd, Accrington, Lancashire. Four machines are now on display.
3200 x 1600 x 1700mm