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|obk 48||not listed||recorded without number|
Printed at bottom of card mount:-
Legend printed on inside cover of card mount:-
cm deep by cm wide
Technical Details supplied by Lewis Cowen:
by Lewis Cowen:
At the beginning of the 19th century water was used to provide the power to drive the machinery, and the Hurdsfield Mills were no exception. 1956 saw this fact commemorated with the appearance of PADDLERS POOL.
In 1956 the latest type of Jacquard card cutting equipment was introduced by BWA. The previous 840 ends (hooks) on the six box loom was changed to conform to the 768 of the new equipment. From this point, even had any future management wished to do so, it would have been impossible to re-weave any existing pictures. As Paddlers Pool was the first of the 'new breed' of woven silk pictures this may have had a bearing on the fact that it has become one of those most difficult to obtain.