Manor Mill 1882 – 1981 (2)

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

Title Manor Mill – James Ives & Co.
Date c1900
Location Yeadon
Photo ID L156
Comment Operatives are mule spinning, the spinning mule was invented by Samuel Crompton between 1775 – 1779. It combined the functions of the spinning jenny and the water frame, driven by steam it was one of the machines which revolutionised the manufacture of cloth during the Industrial Revolution.
Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

L165 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

Packing finished goods in the mill.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

L174 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

Cutting lengths of cloth in the mill.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

L165 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

Packing finished goods in the mill.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

K489 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

Power looms in the mill.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

K495 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

An operative is feeding fabric into a pressing machine.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

K497 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

This was the rag grinding area of the mill, the rags would be used in the manufacture of fabrics such as “shoddy”, an inferior cloth.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

L329 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

A mill operative warp dressing, the warp threads run lengthwise through fabric, the weft threads are woven through horizontally.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

L332 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

Warp twisting, the warp is the lengthwise thread through which the weft horizontal thread is woven.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

K074 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

An operative performing a process called Brushing on fabric.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

K095 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

Two operatives are involved in the process of cloth milling.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

L093 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

An operative is working at the scribbling machine. Scribbling prepares the wool for spinning and includes the carding process which teases out the fibres.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

DD004 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

Looking down through girders into a yard.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

X016 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

Scribbling machines at Manor Mill.
The process of scribbling produces a long continuous strand of fibre which is twisted into yarn during the spinning process.

Manor Mill-James Ives c1900

Z412 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

Some of the mill machinery.

Manor Mill c1900 Blacksmith

J481 – Manor Mill, c1900.

Manor Mill – c1900

Image of a blacksmith at work in Manor Mill, taken from a book of photos of Manor Mill.

Donated by John Hellawell.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 15 November 2021.
Last updated: 23 December 2021 – Photo ID: J481

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