August 1921

47
ACTIVE TEXTILE MACHINERY.
Table 42.—NUMERICAL

DATA.

From Government sources.
[Base year in bold-faced type; percentage numbers on p. 9.]

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE—BUREAU

YEAR AND MONTH.

Woolen spindles, j Worsted spindles.
i Total l Number
Total
Number
! number
active
j number l ; active
|
(000
(000
(000
(000
j omitted), omitted). ! omitted), omitted).

Wide looms.

OF THE CENSUS.

Narrow looms.

Total
number.1

Number
active.

Total
number, i

Number
active.

Carpet looms.
Total
number.1

Number :!
active.

Number2
active
(000
omitted).

1913 monthly
1914 monthly
1915 monthly
1916 monthly

average..
average.
average.
average.

906
986
1,093
1,090

700
733
925
973

1,592
,476
,611
,697

1,179
1,142
1,197
1,528

39,254
36,658
38,382
39,343

29,471
27,239
26,971
33,765

11,984
10,817
10,713
15,908

8,722
8,361
7,517
12,263

2,683
2,467
3,336
3,175

1,821
1,653
2,373
2,545

30,246
30,920
30,720
31,807

1917 monthly
1918 monthly
1919 monthly
1920 monthly

average..
average.,
average..
average..

1,263
1,633
2,153
2,250

1,166
1,480
1,749
1,609

,720
,872
2,290
2,331

1,457
1,504
1,760
1,809

42,491
46,161
60,189
61,465

36,676
40,659
46,718
41,589

13,384
13,404
18,374
18,139

11,817
11,532
13,893
13,179

3,668
4,534
7,930
8,559

2,705
2,764
4,285
5,808

32,984
33,624
33,429
34,458

January...
February.
March
April

2,229
2,228
2,233
2,238

2,026
2,071
2,004
2,025

2,326
2,349
2,350
2,354

2,087
2,164
2,075
2,189

61,316
51,442
61,341
61,152

52,416
53,949
52,214
53,124

18,071
18,124
18,053
18,068

14,735
14,931
14,484
15,016

8,644
8,726
8,617
8,510

6,032
6,226
6,231
6,109

34,740
34,656
34,698
34,359

May
June
July....
August..

2,246
2,237
2,257
2,258

1,989
1,720
1,308
1,231

2,359
2,315
2,317
2,324

2,194
1,987
1,565
1,449

61,560
61,333
61,194
61,408

52,172
44,905
35,173
30,996

18,163
18,001
18,088
17,837

14,865
13,961
12,253
12,496

8,621
8,594
8,610
8,146

6,167
6,090
5,847
5,546

34,070
34,457
34,667
34,472

September..
October
November.
December..

2,262
2,259
2,268
2,284

1,252
1,283
1,298
1,104

2,333
2,328
2,293
2,328

,446
,722
,494
1,333

61,440
61,568
62,021
61,803

29,606
31,412
32,921
30,177

18,537
18,443
18,244
18,035

12,091
11,998
11,362
9,957

8,535
8,586
8,558
8,556

5,487
5,609
5,266
5,121

34,041
33,670
31,654
29,879

January...
February.
March
April

2,282
2,298
2,304
2,287

927
945
1,217
1,549

2,341
2,330
2,365
2.361

1,152
1,328
1,585
1,847

61,831
62,687
62,C89
62,174

26,570
28,887
35,358
39,749

18,110
18,147
17,898
18,032

9,191
9,309
10,440
11,821

8,574
8,617
8,562

4,714
4,312
3,406
3,663

31,509
32,459
32,105
32,536

May
June
July....
August..

2,284
2,296
2,300
2,309

1,740
1,824
1,829
1,802

2,356

2,052
2,129
2,132
2,052

62,114
62,194
62,756
62,063

45,861
49,415
51,008
49,413

17,932
18,189
18,413
18,119

12,794
13,600
13,776
13,330

8,535
8,568
8,577
8,618

3,963
4,027
4,230
4,273

32,631
32,665
32,446

1920.

1921.

2.367
2.363
2,367

1
The " t o t a l " number of looms and spindles reported in the earlier years does not represent the totals for the country but only such as furnished reports. Assuming that these were a fair sample of all machines, they furnish a basis to calculate the proportion of active machinery each year. The 1913 figures were collected by the
National Association of Wool Manufacturers.
2
These figures are for cotton crop years (beginning Aug. 1 and ending July 31), Figures opposite any one year represent months' average of active cotton spindles
for the period beginning Aug. 1 of preceding year

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