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This is a facsimile reprint, with new material, of a classic work of local history published in 1879. The new material, edited by local historians George Ingle and Gillian Cookson, consists of an ... Read full review
40 years ago Abraham Shackleton Anderton Arkright began Berry Smith Blakey bought Bradford market brother Butterfield called Calvert carried on business century Clapham cloth combers and weavers combing commenced business considerable number cotton mill cotton spinning cotton warps Damems died dobbies early employed engaged in business farm father Fell Lane firm gentleman Greenwood Halifax hand combers hand loom weavers Hattersley Holden Holmes Ingrow James Haggas John Clough John Craven John Sugden Joseph Keighley Laycock Lincolnshire Low Mill Lund machine machinery manufacturer of stuff married merinos Messrs mill was built Mytholmes neighbourhood Oakworth obtained occupied parish parties partner partnership piece maker plainbacks power looms premises principally recollect resided Robert Sugden rollers shalloons sold sons spindles and flyers spinning cotton spinning frames Steeton stuff pieces Thomas Brigg tops town tradesmen Walk Mill warehouse water frame weft wildbores William wool woolstapler workpeople worsted spinning worsted trade yarn yarn spun Yorkshire
Page 109 - Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
Page 266 - The warp was placed perpendicularly, the reed fell with the weight of at least half a hundred weight, and the springs which threw the shuttle were strong enough to have thrown a Congreve rocket. In short, it required the strength of two powerful men to work the machine at a slow rate, and only for a short time.
Page 265 - This brought on a conversation on the subject, in which the Manchester gentlemen unanimously agreed that the thing was impracticable ; and, in defence of their opinion, they adduced arguments which I...
Page 266 - ... be little difficulty in producing and repeating them. Full of these ideas, I immediately employed a carpenter and smith to carry them into effect. As soon as the machine was finished, I got a weaver to put in the warp, which was of such materials as sail-cloth is usually made of.
Page 266 - Now you will not assert, gentlemen, said I, that it is more difficult to construct a machine that shall weave than one which shall make all the variety of moves which are required in that complicated game.
Page 109 - She openeth her mouth with wisdom ; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Page 84 - When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Page 266 - April, 1785. This being done, I then condescended to see how other people wove, and you will guess my astonishment when I compared their easy modes of operation with mine.
Page 11 - These bemoaned the slavishness of these poor servants, whom their masters used rather like heathens than Christians; yea, rather like horses than men! Early up and late in bed, and all day hard work and harder fare (a few herrings and mouldy cheese), and all to enrich the churls their masters, without any profit unto themselves.