Manor Mill 1882 – 1981 (1)

Manor Mill-James Ives 1930

Title Manor Mill – James Ives & Co.
Date 1930
Location Yeadon
Photo ID A192
Comment Manor Mill was situated at the junction of Kirk Lane and Haworth Lane (formerly Manor Road), built in 1882 as a company mill. In 1865 the first power looms were installed by E & T Bolton. James Ives leased the company from 1865-1884, his company bought the mill outright in 1911. The mill closed in 1980 and was demolished the following year.
Manor Mill-James Ives c1890

L254 – Manor Mill, c1890.

Manor Mill – c1890

Installation of a new boiler in the mill, part of the wall has been demolished to get the boiler inside the building.

A John Fowler (famous Leeds manufacturer of steam engines) tractor is manoeuvring the cumbersome boiler into position. This image is one of a series taken on glass slides by E E Slater, he showed them to the public at lantern slide shows.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

C285 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

The man in view was scouring cloth, one of the many processes carried out during the manufacture of cloth.
Scouring removed dirt, dust, grease etc from the cloth by immersion in hot water, often with an alkali, usually potash.

This image was originally on a glass slide taken by E E Slater of Hopeville, Yeadon.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

L045 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

Wagon loads of goods being delivered to the mill, taken on a glass slide by E E Slater.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

L339 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

Men at work sorting and blending wool mixtures.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

J491 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

A man is winding thread onto bobbins, a cone with thread is at his feet, the thread runs over the wheel and is wound onto the bobbin in his hand.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

L077 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

Brushing the cloth; the material is fed into the machine which brushes or raises the nap (surface fibres) of the material, it is delivered from the machine in neat folds.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

L088 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

Cloth is placed on an easel so it can be inspected for knots or faults, this process was called burling. 

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

L114 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

Cloth milling in the mill, amateur photographer E E Slater took this image on a glass slide.

He was one of the mill managers and would have had ample opportunity to go round the mill taking photos.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

L122 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

Men at work fettling i.e. removing dirt and waste from the carding engines, it took several men to lift the heavy rollers.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

S093 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

Photo taken by E E Slater who was employed as a manager at the mill, this was the spinning department.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

S104 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

Scribbling machines in the mill.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

L108 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

A woman is filling the scribbling machine with wool.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

L338 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

This man, 83 year old R Smith, is hand warping, threading the lengthwise thread under tension onto the loom ready for weaving, Image from the lens of E E Slater.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

L147 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

This image was given the title “Minding Condenser”

Manor Mill 1900 Book Binder

Z28 – Manor Mill, 1900.

Manor Mill – 1900

The girl is finishing a leather binding on a book, around her are the tools used for binding.
A note with this image suggests that this was one of the offices at Manor Mill.

Image from the lens of E E Slater.

Previous Comments:

teleg
I actually worked on those mules and carried slubbing up from the scribbling dept to the spinning dept before spinning it, luckily it wasn’t for long.
10 July 2016.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 15 November 2021.
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