reeled silk

reeled silk

[′rēld ′silk]
(textiles)
The raw silk strand made by combining several filaments from separate cocoons.
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The reeled silk filament from each cocoon was dried, by keeping in hot air oven at 80[degrees]C and weight was recorded using electronic balance.
Raw silk is the reeled silk strands that can be processed into threads suitable for weaving (raw silk was produced industrially in China).
As for get-rich-quick schemes (circa 1840s), there is, at least, the case of one gentleman asking the Board of Selectmen for "the premium" in exchange for the 47 pounds of cocoons and three ounces of reeled silk he had "raised."
The Budget also grants duty concession to automatic silk reeling and processing machinery and parts like cocoon peeling machines, cocoon cooking machine, cocoon assorting machines, bale press, reeled silk humidifier, raw silk testing tools and vacuum permeation machine.
In the mid-sixteenth century Vicenza produced 100,000-200,000 pounds of raw reeled silk annually.