grinding rags for weft fiber | the Willey 'Oil: Willey Hole | Prospect Mills | Victoria Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, U.K. | c. 1934 | the machine in the foreground is a Willeyer, from which this department gets its name | one of the worst jobs in the mill was that of the "Willey 'Oil lad" who stood -- wrapped in burlap -- with ground fiber falling over his head, tramping the fiber down into sheets which were then baled
warping department | Prospect Mills | Victoria Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, U.K. | 1965 | wooden warping frame on left + "balloon" creel on right | Jim Naylor: supervisor in foreground
weaving homespun cloth | Cap à l'Aigle, Québec, Canada | 1898 | Wm. Notman & Son: photographer
Mrs. Jiasson | Roberval, Lake St. John, Québec, Canada | c. 1906 | Wm. Notman & Son: photographer
50 photos vintages de Noël à Paris
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By 1887, trams powered by compressed air had arrived in Paris. Steam driven trams were introduced in the 1880’s and 1890’s but, by the end of the nineteenth-century, electrification of the trams was underway.