Lister Comb, Black Dyke Mill, Queensbury, Bradford

Made:
1987
photographer:
Ian Beesley

Gelatine silver print entitled 'Lister Comb, Black Dyke Mill, Queensbury, Bradford' by Ian Beesley. Produced for the commission `Through the Mill:, The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs'.1985-1987'.

Combing is a distinct process in the making of worsted as opposed to woollen yarn. The combing machine straightens the wool, separating out the short fibres into an unwanted 'noil' and the longest fibres ('tops') into a long sliver. Here the 'nip' comb (patented by Samuel Cunliffe Lister in 1845) prepares to receive a series of card slivers.

[Table 50: Through the Mill - The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs, by Ian Beesley and Introduction by Gary Firth]

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1991-5061/89
type:
silver gelatin print
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

Cite this page

Rights

We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.


Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero


Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

Using our data

Download

Download catalogue entry as json

Download manifest IIIF

Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.