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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:06 pm 

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I inherited a book, titel "Calculations In Cotton Weaving". Distributed in Burnley by Lupton Bros. 38 &40 Manchester Rd. & dated 1896. Containing 143 pages of various calculations for weaving as well as for wages &examination questions from 1895.
Inside are also advertisments for machinery made in & around Burnley. I was interested if anyone has heard of the book, or any of these companies?
The names are:
James Blezard & Sons. Padiham. Making "Self-Acting Loom Temples"
Harling & Todd. Rose Grove Burnley. Making "Looms".
Lupton & Place, Sandygate, Burnley. Making "The Burnley Dobby".
George Hattersley & Sons, Keighley.Making Weaving Machinery & the original inventors & makers of "The Keighley Dobby".
Wilson Brothers, Todmorden.Making Bobbins & Shuttles.
What is a Dobby? Because there seems to be 2 models?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:11 pm 
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Hi, Burnley Library could probably answer your questions, or maybe, better than that, Queens St Mill. I bet either would like to lay their hands on that book.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:33 pm 

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Hi Gloria,
I've sent a mail to Queens street mill as you suggested, & will let you know their reply. If there is one?
Thanks for your help.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:45 pm 
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I'm sure they'll get back you.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:52 pm 

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They've got copies of the book. Do you know anything about a street, Wyanotham st. Sure that's spelt wrong? My grandfather used to live at No.2 I think?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:37 pm 
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Wynotham Street runs off Briercliffe Rd just below the General Hospital. You can find it on google earth and put the little orange man on street view to see it.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:39 pm 

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Followed your instructions Gloria. It certainly looks different to what I remember! But that was a long time ago!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:36 pm 
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Glad to help. Isn't the little google earth man handy??

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:56 pm 

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A long time ago I used to live opposite Harling & Todd. They had their own foundry, wood yard and machine shop and made a basic Lancashire loom. We had to evacuate our houses when the factory set fire and was totally destroyed. The space has now been taken up by a new housing development. Wilson Fold off White St:


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