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Title: Walton's Picker Works - MOT00219

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Title

Walton's Picker Works - MOT00219

Subject

Buildings, Interior, Leather, Machinery, Mill, Mills, People, People at Work

Description

The interior of Walton's Picker Works at Stoneswood Mill, Bacup road, c1910.

With the building of steam factories and the continual improvement in machines, there was a need for supportive trades to maintain production of yarn or cloth. From 1823, Lawrence Wilson had produced bobbins and spindles, his firm starting in a small way, eventually expanded to become the largest bobbin producer in the world.

Similarly, throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Fieldens of Inchfield produced pickers, as did Waltons of Stoneswood Mill. Crossley Greenwoods were shuttle makers, Coupes & Whittaker were sizers. All these firms helped to maintain the spinning and weaving establishments.
The interior of Walton's Picker Works at Stoneswood Mill, Bacup road, c1910.

With the building of steam factories and the continual improvement in machines, there was a need for supportive trades to maintain production of yarn or cloth. From 1823, Lawrence Wilson had produced bobbins and spindles, his firm starting in a small way, eventually expanded to become the largest bobbin producer in the world.

Similarly, throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Fieldens of Inchfield produced pickers, as did Waltons of Stoneswood Mill. Crossley Greenwoods were shuttle makers, Coupes & Whittaker were sizers. All these firms helped to maintain the spinning and weaving establishments.

Source

Todmorden Information Centre Trust

Date

1910s

Rights

PHDA - Todmorden Information Centre Trust

Identifier

MOT00219.tif

Citation

“Walton's Picker Works - MOT00219,” Pennine Horizons Digital Archive, accessed March 25, 2019, http://penninehorizons.org/items/show/10550.

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