16,589. Martiny, H. July 27. Driving-arrangements.-The object is to prevent the threads from breaking on starting the machine. When the machine is started, the main shaft a is driven slowly from the belt pulley c through the gearing f, h, i, until the threads have acquired an equal tension, and is then driven at full speed directly by the pulley d ; b b is a loose pulley. The belt fork is carried by a pinion which runs on a rack l and is operated by means of the hand wheel n. The wheels i, h are mounted on a rocking lever g so that they may be put in or out of gear as desired.