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William Brown's Essay on Flax Spinning and Related Papers
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Essay on Flax Spinning and Remarks on the Management of East Mill, Dundee

Essay on Flax Spinning and Remarks on the Management of East Mill, Dundee, by William Brown, the manager, 1819-1823. 1 volume [typescript]. Includes the following topics: Premises-history, description, alterations, fire precautions, sanitary arrangements, insurance, machinery-layout, description, repairs, improvement, management of steam engines in particular, labour force-wages and hours, techniques-including improvements and experiments. Also includes essay entitled "Information Regarding Flax Spinners at Leeds", 1821. Compares practices there with those in Scotland and covers some of the topics as above.

Photographs of pages from the original manuscript

Photographs of pages from the original manuscript [probably by Dr. Dennis Chapman]: (i) Title page of manuscript version of "Essays on Flax Spinning ... 1819". (ii) "Plans for insurance of Flax Spinning Mill, called East Mill, Dundee ... 1820". Cross section of East Mill. (iii) Cross section of East Mill, showing chimney. (iv) Diagram of chimney at East Mill.