Item MS 66/9/5/1 - 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...

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MS 66/9/5/1

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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...

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  • 1946 (Creation)

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0.03 linear metres

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(1920-)

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Jute Industries Ltd was formed as a result of the amalgamation of many of the Dundee jute companies including Cox Brothers (Camperdown Works), Gilroy and Sons (Tay Works) and J and A D Grimond (Bowbridge Works), and was registered as a limited company in England in 1920.
It changed its name to Sidlaw Industries Ltd in 1971 and to Sidlaw Group plc in 1981. Over the years the company moved away from jute into other interests. As of 2020 the company is still registered as active and is based in Bristol.

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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 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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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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MS 66/9/5/1

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

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