Speed frame bobbin

Made:
1880-1930

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Bobbin, of the type used on a speed frame, found in New Mill at Murrays Mill, Ancoats during the archaeological survey of the site.

Murrays’ Mill is one of the oldest surviving steam-powered cotton spinning mill complexes. First established in Ancoats in 1797, it became, along with neighbouring McConnel and Kennedy mills, one of the largest industrial complexes of its time, reflecting Ancoats’ development into the first industrial suburb.

Details

Category:
Textile Industry
Object Number:
2018-43
type:
bobbin
credit:
Gift of Manchester Life Development Company Limited
status:
Permanent collection

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