Shuttle used in Lancashire cotton mill

Contributed by diane1859

Shuttle used in Lancashire cotton mill

Innovations in textiles were one of the main sources of the industrial revolution - among them John kay's flying shuttle. The Lancashire cotton industry changed the world - made the modern economy, shaped the British empire through its imports from India. My aunties worked in weaving sheds in a Lancashire mill town from 1945 (my dad and uncles in spinning - there was segregation of occupation by sex!) The shuttle I have came from their mill when it closed in about 1980. The industry has all but vanished now.

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  • 1. At 13:32 on 23 April 2012, pam hills wrote:

    I have three of these shuttles and would dquite like to know how much they might be worth and where I could sell them. Thank you

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