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Messrs. Barlow and Jones Ltd., Manchester and Bolton
From raw resource to finished product, by cleaning and spinning, weaving and bleaching - take a look at the textile industry from the inside.
Promotional 1919 19 mins Silent
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From workers opening bales of cotton, this film follows the processes that turn the raw resource into a product ready for the shops. Cleaning, straightening, carding, spinning and weaving - all these and more are on view in this visual record of the Lancashire textile industry, made for the firm of Barlow and Jones Ltd., and filmed at their mills in Bolton and their Manchester warehouse.
The preservation of this film was funded by a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund.
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