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Dundee, Princes Street, Upper Dens Mills, Interior View showing circa 1900 canvas loom, Baxter Brothers

SC 543296

Description Dundee, Princes Street, Upper Dens Mills, Interior View showing circa 1900 canvas loom, Baxter Brothers

Date 17/5/1978

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 543296

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Upper Dens Factory, Dundee, Angus This linen-weaving factory was founded by Baxter Brothers, and became part of one of the largest linen complexes in the world, with yarn spun in the Lower Dens Mill, and woven and finished in the Upper Dens Factory. This view shows the front of one of the power looms in a block of weaving sheds at the centre of the complex. The finished cloth was wound on the roller at the bottom of the loom. This loom was made by Baxter Bros c.1900. The Dens complex, by that time in the ownership of Low and Bonar, was closed in 1978. Subsequently the 1850 factory was converted into flats, and most of the rest of the Upper Dens Factory was demolished. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H78/107/2

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/543296

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