Tucker, Emerson E 1984-07-17

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Emerson Tucker discusses his career in and knowledge of the cotton industry, with particular reference to fiber testing.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Emerson E. Tucker

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 17, 1984

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour 33 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Born: Mystic, Connecticut, To Brownsville, Texas, Education, Texas Tech, Textile, To Lubbock (1949), Military service, Return to Texas Tech, GI Bill, Marriage, Dennison Cotton Mills, Duties, Fiber testing, Career, Plains Co-op, Acceptance of position, Fiber testing lines, Procedure, Duties, Micronaire Machine, Dan Davis, inventor, Purpose, Development of new equipment, Glen Witts, Willie Smith, inventor, Development of compresses, Development of warehouses.

Tape 1, Side 2: Plains Cotton Cooperative (again), Dan Davis (again), Motion control, Fiber testing in 1960s, Length testing instrumentation, Classing of cotton, Container systems, Texas Tech, Cotton Incorporated, Thailand efforts, American Cotton Growers, Modules, Bush Hog Continental, Cotton evaluation.

Tape 2, Side 1: High volume instrumentation, Changes as of 1974, Plains Cooperative, Textile plant, Levi Strauss, Success, Cotton selection criteria, Properties of fiber, "Blow ups", Solution, Mixing, Value of instrument testing, Open-end spinning, High volume instrumentation (again), Producer response, Crop improvement, Cotton (again), California, West Texas, High volume instrumentation (again), Burlington Mills, Acceptance, Variation of test scores, Hand classing, Shortcomings, Instruments, Consistency.

Tape 2, Side 2: Hand classing (continued), Instrumentation (again), Future, Significant changes in the cotton industry.

Range Dates: 1930-1984

Bulk Dates: 1949-1984

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