Thursday, March 2, 2017
Texas Tech Univ. Awarded Contract to Supply Yarns for Vintage Looms at Lowell, Mass., National Park
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service intends to award a sole source purchase order to Texas Tech University, Fiber & Biopolymer Research Institute, Lubbock, TX to supply yarn preparation/American upland cotton yarn, including spinning, warping and slashing on vintage 1913 Draper "E" model cam loom beams with beam heads 22" in diameter, and ranging in width between 25" and 43" between beam heads supplied by Lowell National Historic Park (NHP) and filling yarns for the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, Lowell NHP, Lowell, MA. Carded and combed cotton yarns vary between ne30 to ne10, rotor spun and/or rung spun. Slashing yardage runs between 5,000 yards of ne30 to 1,200 yards of ne8.