|||Female weavers with the overlooker (Unknown)
View of female weavers with the male overlooker at an unidentified mill, thought to be in the Churwell or Morley area. Most of the women are clad in full length pinafores. Two of them are holding a weaving shuttle. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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|||Laneside Mills, female weavers, male overlooker and juniors (Churwell)
Image shows female weavers at Laneside Mills, off Victoria Road. Most are wearing full length pinafores over simple blouses. The male overlooker can be seen at the left edge. Laying on the ground at the front are three young boys. The woman in the centre of the front row appears to be holding a weaving shuttle. These workers were in the employ of Charles Scarth & Sons Ltd.
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|||Prospect Mills, Weaving Looms (Morley)
View of plain looms, made by Lee and Crabtree, being used by female workers to weave ladies' overcoating material at J. & S. Rhodes' Prospect Mills. Normally looms are on the ground floor in textile mills due to the weight of the machinery or may be housed in a special weaving shed. The looms seen here were placed on the second floor in a relatively old building, and the main impression given to a visitor ( besides the noise) was the vibration and movement set up as the shuttle went across the threads, and the picking arm (a wooden arm with leather strap) beat its way backwards and forwards. This arm beat once for each time a weft thread was laid across the warp. A meter on the loom counted these and the weavers were paid according to how many picks they had woven. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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