Conditioning House, Bradford

Made:
1987
photographer:
Ian Beesley

'Conditioning House, Bradford', about 1985
Ian Beesley/Science Museum Group
© Ian Beesley

Gelatine silver print entitled 'Conditioning House, Bradford' by Ian Beesley. Produced for the commission `Through the Mill:, The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs'.1985-1987'.

Wool absorbs or loses moisture from the atmosphere depending upon the different climate it is in, and in order to avoid disputes about wool weight ordered and wool weight delivered Bradford Corporation established an institution known as the Conditioning House. Its first premises were at the rear of the Town Hall, but in 1902 were transferred here to Cape Street, Bradford.

[Table 45: Through the Mill - The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs, by Ian Beesley and Introduction by Gary Firth]

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1991-5061/84
type:
silver gelatin print
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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