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Inside W. Tatton Silk Works, Leek

Spinning silk with speed and precision in Staffordshire.

Promotional 1963 14 mins Silent

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In this promotional colour film, a young woman on the shop floor at Tatton Silk Works deftly laces up a silk thread spinning machine. The dexterity of this employee and her co-workers ensures that this precision-built machinery can operate as efficiently as possible. Produced by Ernest Scragg & Co. of Macclesfield, these machines were the cutting-edge technology of their day.