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This loom was originally used at Vale Mills, Micklehurst, Cheshire.
Photographed on display in the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Wooden frame hand loom, made around 1830.
Before factories, families made cloth together by hand. They had machines like these in their homes or small workshops. Women used spinning wheels to twist cotton into yarn. Men worked on looms, weaving it into fabric.