'Pirns', Silk Department, Lister's Mill, Bradford

Made:
1987
photographer:
Ian Beesley

'Pirn's Silk Department, Lister's Mill, Manningham, Bradford', 1985
Ian Beesley/Science Museum Group
© Ian Beesley

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

The wound bobbins in the foreground are 'pirns' (packages of weft yarn which fit the shuttle of the automatic pirn-changing looms).

[Table 60: Through the Mill - The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs, by Ian Beesley and Introduction by Gary Firth]

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1991-5061/98
type:
silver gelatin print
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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