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Photograph album: internal views [39] of Hawkslaw, Leven, and Rockwell Works, Dundee, showing the processes of hacklings, carding, drawing frames, gill spinning, pin winding, flax canvas weaving, calendering, testing strength of canvas, with mainly wom...

Photograph album: internal views [39] of Hawkslaw, Leven, and Rockwell Works, Dundee, showing the processes of hacklings, carding, drawing frames, gill spinning, pin winding, flax canvas weaving, calendering, testing strength of canvas, with mainly women operators.

HAWKSLAW WORKS; Automatic spreaders and transferers made by LONGWORTH & CO. LTD. forming the stricks from the hackling machines (background) into slivers. HAWKSLAW WORKS; Scutched flax to be fed into hackling machine made by COTTON (Stephen) & CO. LTD., BELFAST; automatic spreader and transferer made by LONGWORTH & CO. LTD., flax tow background left. HAWKSLAW WORKS; Automatic spreader and transferer made by LONGWORTH & CO.LTD. delivering flax sliver from hackling machine. Female worker. HAWKSLAW WORKS; Hackling machine made by COTTON (Stephen) & CO. LTD., BELFAST, being fed with stricks of raw flax, tow on floor. Female worker. HAWKSLAW WORKS; Flax hackling machine made by COTTON (Stephen) & CO. LTD., BELFAST with tow on floor. HAWKSLAW WORKS; Dressed flax line suspended from clamps of hackling machine made by COTTON (Stephen) & CO. LTD., BELFAST. HAWKSLAW WORKS; Spreading flax from hackling machine at spread board to form sliver. Female workers. HAWKSLAW WORKS; Spreading flax from fibre from hackling machine at spread board to form sliver. Female workers. HAWKSLAW WORKS; Spread board forming hackled flax into a sliver. HAWKSLAW WORKS; Side delivery of sliver into can from carding machine for flax tow. HAWKSLAW WORKS; Carding machine for flax tow with side delivery of flax sliver into can. HAWKSLAW WORKS; Flax sliver passing over drawing frames. HAWKSLAW WORKS; Gill spinning frame for flax yarn made by FAIRBAIRN LAWSON COMBE BARBOUR,LTD. LEEDS & BELFAST, in operation. Female worker. HAWKSLAW WORKS; Spinning flax yarn on gill spinning frame. Female worker. HAWKSLAW WORKS; Twist frame in operation. Female worker. HAWKSLAW WORKS; Warping mill. Female worker. HAWKSLAW WORKS; Winding onto a warping mill. Female worker. HAWKSLAW WORKS; Warping mill. Female workers, one in background. HAWKSLAW WORKS; Ayrton cheese winder. Female worker. ROCKWELL WORKS; Compound condensing tandem drop valve steam engine (built 1919) by DOUGLAS & GRANT LTD., DYSART. ROCKWELL WORKS; Winding boiled yarn from hanks on to bobbins for warping. Female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; Winding boiled yarn from hank to cheese on winder made by DOUGLAS FRASER & SONS LTD., Arbroath. Female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; Warping on ATHERTON warp winders. Female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; Warping on ATHERTON warp winders. Female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; ATHERTON warping machine. Female worker. ROCKWELL WORKS; Warp dressing machine. Worker. ROCKWELL WORKS; Warp dressing machine. Worker. ROCKWELL WORKS; Winding from hank to cop on cop winder made by LOW(James F.)& CO. LTD., MONIFIETH. Female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; Winding from hank to cop on cop made by LOW(James F.)& CO. LTD., MONIFIETH. Female worker. ROCKWELL WORKS; Pirn winding on a LEESONA pirn winder. Female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; General view of the weaving shed. Workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; General view of weaving shed, flax canvas weaving. Female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; Canvas weaving. Female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; Canvas weaving. Female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; Canvas weaving. Female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; Canvas weaving railway carriage roofing. Female worker. ROCKWELL WORKS; Calendering 24" sail canvas. Worker. ROCKWELL WORKS; Testing tensile strength of canvas on a GOODBRAND machine. Worker. ROCKWELL WORKS; Canvas being made ready for despatch at the canvas warehouse. Worker. Also includes photograph and negative of no. 39 [mounted].

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Rockwell Works Interior photographs of canvas warehouse, weaving shed and warping mill, with mainly women operators

ROCKWELL WORKS; Compound condensing tandem drop valve steam engine (built 1919) by DOUGLAS & GRANT LTD., DYSART. ROCKWELL WORKS; Winding boiled yarn from hank to cheese on winder made by DOUGLAS FRASER & SONS LTD., Arbroath. Female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; Warping on ATHERTON warp winders. Female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; ATHERTON warping machine. Female worker. ROCKWELL WORKS; Warp dressing machine. Worker. ROCKWELL WORKS; Winding from hank to cop on cop winder made by LOW(James F.)& CO. LTD., MONIFIETH. Female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; Pirn winding on a LEESONA pirn winder. Female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; General view of the weaving shed. Workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; General view of weaving shed, flax canvas weaving. Female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; Canvas weaving. Female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; Canvas weaving. Female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; Canvas weaving railway carriage roofing. Female worker. ROCKWELL WORKS; Testing tensile strength of canvas on a GOODBRAND machine. Worker. ROCKWELL WORKS; Canvas being made ready for despatch at the canvas warehouse. Worker. ROCKWELL WORKS; Canvas warehouse. ROCKWELL WORKS; Winding from hank to cop on cop made by LOW(James F.)& CO. LTD., MONIFIETH. Female worker. [these are mainly duplicates of the Rockwell series of prints in (1)].

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Interior photographs [8] of Rockwell workers showing Piancol looms and Leesons sizing machine.

ROCKWELL WORKS; PICANOL looms. Male and female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; PICANOL looms. Male and female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; PICANOL looms. Female worker. ROCKWELL WORKS; PICANOL looms. Female workers. ROCKWELL WORKS; PICANOL looms. Female worker. ROCKWELL WORKS; LEESONA sizing machine. Worker. ROCKWELL WORKS; Back of loom. Female worker. ROCKWELL WORKS; Front of loom. Female worker.

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Interior photographs [10] of Rockwell Works, Dundee, showing process of cropping, spool winding, weaving, tarpaulin manufacture, and photographs of calendar and Schweitzer cop machine. 1956.

ROCKWELL WORKS; Spool winding from hanks on FRACA machine. Female worker. ROCKWELL WORKS; Cop winding on SCHWEITER cop machine. ROCKWELL WORKS;"Weaving" Female worker. ROCKWELL WORKS; Calendering on machine made by ROBERTSON & ORCHAR LTD., Dundee 1919. Worker (WAKE, (GEORGE)). ROCKWELL WORKS; Cropping canvas. Worker (THOMAS, (DICK)). ROCKWELL WORKS; Canvas for dispatch in calender., or canvas warehouse. KINNAIRD WORKS; Sewing tarpaulin. Workers. KINNAIRD WORKS; Attaching ropes to tarpaulin. Workers. JAMAICA WORKS; Sewing hemp coke sacks for NORTH THAMES GAS BOARD. Female worker. Also includes photograph of the Hon. Abram Landa, Agent-General for New South Wales, with members of the Flax Spinners and Manufacturers Association of Great Britain in Dundee after a three day tour of linen firms. 1968

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