Each separate strand passes through the eye of a faller, which, should the fibre break, falls down and instantly stops the machine, thus effectually calling attention to the fact that a thread has failed.
A faller or gill drawing machine consists of a long feeding sheet which conveys silk to a pair of rollers (back rollers).
faller at the first fence.
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