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Perth, 1 Mill Street, Pullar's Dyeworks; Interior View of carpet brushing machine

SC 612795

Description Perth, 1 Mill Street, Pullar's Dyeworks; Interior View of carpet brushing machine

Date 17/6/1968

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 612795

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Carpet-brushing machine, Pullar's Dyeworks, Perth, Perth & Kinross Pullar's Dyeworks was established in the mid-19th century, and the works in Kinnoull Street was built from 1865. As time went on laundering, dry-cleaning and carpet-brushing were added to the basic dyeing business. The works was the largest of its kind in Scotland for many years. This shows the carpet-brushing machine in the works in 1967. The carpet was fed into the front of the machine, and brushed by rotating brushes. The dust and dirt were sucked out of the top of the wooden casing. Machines of this type were developed in the late 19th century, and supplanted, for middle-class customers, the hand brushing of carpets by domestic servants. The rise in popularity and availability of domestic vacuum cleaners and fitted carpets ended their useful lives. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H68/478/1B

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/612795

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