Wool Grease Extraction, Esholt Sewage Works, Esholt

Made:
1987
photographer:
Ian Beesley

Ian Beesley/Science Museum Group
© Ian Beesley

Gelatine silver print entitled 'Wool Grease Extraction, Esholt Sewage Works, Esholt' by Ian Beesley. Produced for the commission `Through the Mill:, The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs'. 1985-1987'.

Scouring the wool produces a useful by-product in the form of 'lanolin' for making soaps, cosmetics, etc. The works at Bradford, apart from treating the domestic sewage, were specifically designed to extract the wool grease on a commercial basis.

[Table 82: Through the Mill - The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs, by Ian Beesley and Introduction by Gary Firth]

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1991-5061/76
type:
silver gelatin print
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford