Title

Tensometer

Creator

H. F. Livermore

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Description

This thread tension gauge, or tensometer, was used to measure the tension, or tensile force, in the rapidly moving thread of a sewing machine. Too much tension leads to thread breakage, while too little tension causes other problems. This unit was developed by the H. F. Livermore Corporation in Boston, founded in 1887.

Dimensions

Inside of case: 9.4 x 11 x 4.4 cm

Photgrapher

Matthew J. Brown

Photo Date

03/13/2020

Components

Tensometer, carrying case

Approximate Date

After 1887

Collection

Distributed Museum

Provenance

Estate of Benedict W. Barat.

Keywords

tensometer, livermore, hf livermore, tension, tensile force, thread tension, tension gauge, threat tension gauge

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