After being dried, the hanks are packed in linen bags and boiled for three hours in a weaker soapy solution, then washed out in pure warm water and dried in a centrifugal hydroextractor.
Thus 2/40 9 cotton indicates single 40 9 doubled to 20 hanks by 840 yds.
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks - Wilson and Hanks met while filming the 80's television series Bosom Buddies but didn't couple-up until they co-starred together in the film Volunteers.
They married in 1988 and in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Hanks had this to say about his wife: "I'm a lucky man.
Tom Hanks - Hanks had quite a bit of success in the 80's, but it was his movies in the 19990's that truly made him a star.