Aireborough Historical Society

Manor Mill 1900



Title
Manor Mill
Date C1900
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
K489 + K495 + K497     From an album donated by John Hellawell
L263 + L275 + L284 + L295 + L307 + L313 + L323 + L329 + L332 + L336     Photographer E E Slater and some also from an album donated by John Hellawell
Comment
1: Power looms in the mill.
 
2: An operative is feeding fabric into a pressing machine.
 
3: This was the rag grinding area of the mill, the rags would be used in the manufacture of  fabrics such as "shoddy", an inferior cloth.

4: Power looms in the mill.
 
5: Pressing cloth in the mill.
 
6: A rag grinding machine and piles of rags, the fibers would be used in the manufacture of "shoddy" cloth.

7: "Scotch feeds" or Blamires machines being used in the mill, the feeder is a carriage beneath a conveyor which delivers fibres in an even fashion.
 
8: Area in the mill filled with scribbling machines.
 
9: The mill blacksmith's shop which would provide metal work and repair items for the mill.
 
10: Two men at work, their task is described as "spilling", photo taken by E E Slater.
 
11: A mill operative warp dressing, the warp threads run lengthwise through fabric, the weft threads are woven through horizontally.
 
12: Warp twisting, the warp is the lengthwise thread through which the weft horizontal thread is woven.
 
13: Warp dressing.
 
 

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