SX8178 : Bovey Weavers - loom shop

taken 1 year ago, near to Bovey Tracey, Devon, Great Britain

Bovey Weavers - loom shop
Bovey Weavers - loom shop
This small business hand weaves tweeds in this small building behind the retail shop. I told the owner the pictures inside were for my own use so can't publish here.

Within there is a classical wooden bodied hand loom but the real workhorses are a pair of Hattersley foot operated looms of about 1920s vintage. These are cut down versions of a power loom that can be operated by foot treadles but otherwise look like typical power looms of the type you would have found in the older generation of Lancashire or Yorkshire weaving shed. There are also a beaming frame, a pirn and cheese winder, and a device that looks like a great wheel converted to wind pirns for the traditional hand loom.

I would recommend this for anybody interested in textile history.
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Date Taken
Monday, 17 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 30 July, 2017
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Industry 
Place (from Tags)
Bovey Tracey 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8135 7821 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:35.4915N 3:40.6551W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8136 7820
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Weaving Industry 

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