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Baxholme: A Tour of their Nottingham Factories

Jacquards, bobbins, warp and looms: Holmes and Baxter Limited of Nottingham demonstrate the intricate art of the lace factory.

Promotional 1955 18 mins

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Austin Baxter is our guide to the workings of thriving Nottingham lace manufacturer Holmes and Baxter Limited. From opening the incoming mail in the morning to the despatch of the finished decorative lace items every aspect of production is covered in this charming industrial film. The techniques of transferring the beautifully hand drawn artwork to the lace via the complex rows of jacquard cards are a particular highlight.