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Title
Lancashire Loom
Lancashire loom, made by J. & R. Shorrock, Darwen, c
Work Type
Textile Industry
Date
c. 1880
Location
Darwen
Material
metal (unknown); wood (unidentified)
Measurements
Overall: 1270 mm x 1117 mm x 2286 mm,
Description
Lancashire loom, made by J. & R. Shorrock, Darwen, c.1880, and used at Pennington Mill, Leigh.; There were over three quarters of a million Lancashire looms across the county by 1850. They supplied the world with cotton cloth. Weavers were paid by the quantity and quality of material produced, so they had to work quickly and carefully for up to 12 hours a day, six days a week.; In the weaving shed, the thunderous clatter of hundreds of machines made it impossible for weavers to hear each other speak. They communicated using mee-maw , a cross between mime and lip reading.
Repository
Science and Industry Museum, Textiles Gallery
Gift of Pennington Mill Company
Subject
loom
ID Number
co8404973
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
File Properties
File Name
large_cd0030_114_040323_FFF_The_Lancashire_Loom.jpg
SSID
26442696

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