Monday, September 19, 2016

Textile industry I

Some of the jobs were done in a textile mill, others may have been independent professions:


Mercer: cloth seller
Spinner: spun yarn to make cloth
Tucker: cleaned cloth goods
Textor: weaver
Warper: set up thread on looms
Weaver: operates loom to make cloth
Scutcher: beat flax to extract linen fibers
Walker: walked over cloth after weaving & wetting to clean & thicken it
Tenter: stretched cloth on a frame to dry
Reeler: organized yarn on bobbins & arranged them above the machines

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