Actual


Actual
ACTUAL
A term used to indicate that the particulars given are to be "actual" and not "nominal". The cotton trade is probably the only trade where the necessity arises to use these terms. In all other textile trades 30-in. wide means 30-in. wide, but in the cotton trade it may mean "nominal" or "actual", namely, 291/2-in. or 30-in. All the particulars required to enable a manufacturer to quote for a cloth may mean either of these terms. For instance, 30/116, 19 X 19, 36/40 should mean 30-in. 116 yards, 19-ends and 19 picks per 1-in., 36's twist, 40's weft. But different makers would read this differently. One maker may quote for "actual" while another may think "nominal" particulars are meant, and may quote for 291/2-in. 116 yards, 72-in. X 72-in., 38/42, or 36/42. To ensure the required cloth is being quoted for, a shipper would send his inquiry on as follows : 30 full 11636 76 X 76 full 36/40 "actual".

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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