There were two kinds of throstle spinners, one kind for the warp yarn and one kind for the filling yarn.
Coleridge also saw a bird in a larch tree, a ‘ throstle ’ or thrush in a larch appears in a version of what became his Dejection Ode.
But at least the throstle is still there, keeping the memory and the spirit alive and that is very important.
A stone along the way shows the nest of the throstle , or thrush, no doubt because the town is sometimes referred to as the’ throstle's nest of England.’
He had carding machinery and 9,000 throstle frame spinning spindles in a three storey building alongside the brook, and 240 looms in a weaving shed alongside Chaddock Lane.
Wider cards were introduced, lappers installed, geared speeders adopted, and ring spinning substituted for throstle frames .
Additionally, the historical development of the site appeared to reflect the progression of spinning technology through the water and throstle frames , and the self-acting mule.
Mule and ring spinning started in place of the throstle frames .