Wednesday, 16 April 2008
This pictures shows three mule spinners at J H Radcliffe's cotton mill in 1924. The man on the left is Harry Driver.
It needs three men to work a pair of mules. The spinning took place in a hot and humid room, which required light clothing. The floor was covered in machine oil and spinners worked barefoot. The machine moved back and forward pulling and twisting the cotton. This action stretched the cotton into thin threads called yarn.
My other ABC Wednesday M posts this week are Man up a Tree at Hyde Daily Photo ~~ Millennium Festival Trail at Ackworth born, gone West ~~ M&S at Sithenah.
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