Created 3 November, 2011

Arthur Ronald Knibbs, 1920-2002 - F.I.Mech E. & Inventor

Arthur Ronald Knibbs was born in the Foleshill District of Coventry, Warwickshire, the middle of three children born to Arthur William Knibbs and his wife Kathleen Mary. He was a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (F.I.Mech E.) and was a Chief Design Engineer and Director at Courtaulds Ltd., Foleshill, Coventry. He worked his way up from Bobbin Boy to Director at Courtaulds during a lifetime of service. 
 

Improvements to Spinning Machines.
In 1956, Arthur and a colleague invented a device for securing and positively locating a spinning jet for use in the production of artificial filaments by the wet spinning process. Courtaulds Ltd. were the patent applicants.

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Compression of Materials.
In 1965, Arthur and another colleague invented a device for the compression of materials to form bales, particularly fibrous materials.

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Yarn Collecting Apparatus.
In 1967, Arthur and a colleague invented a device for collecting yarn and formation of the yarn into packages of continuous filament yarns or synthetic polymers, of natural or man made origin.

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