Machine for Breaking Fabrics

1882 Scientific American  
As well known, the object of breaking fabrics is to part the threads of the warp and woof which are held together by the finishing materials employed (starch, dextrine, gela tine, etc.), so as to make the goods soft and pliable. The accompanying cut represents a new machine for the purpose invented by M. Garnier, and improved by Messril. Pierron and Dehaitre.
doi:10.1038/scientificamerican12091882-374 fatcat:vhvogxjk6fdc7i73kc6yjzopyy