Williams private character was detestable: he was cruel, lascivious, greedy of gain, a habitual breaker of oaths and promises, ungrateful and irreligious.
The sliver from the can of the breaker card may be wound into balls, or it may be taken direct to the finisher card.
The main difference between a breaker card and a finisher card is that the latter is fitted with finer pins, that it contains two doffing rollers, and that it usually possesses a greater number of pairs of workers and strippers - a full circular finisher card having four sets.
By adjustment of the contact breaker the series of sparks may be made to fit more or less perfectly with the formation of the drops.
These pins are much finer than those of the breaker and finisher cards, consequently the fibres are more thoroughly separated.