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Interior View showing woman using fur stick on 27' setting loom

SC 770189

Description Interior View showing woman using fur stick on 27' setting loom

Date 1970

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 770189

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content John Street Factory, No 57 Tullis Street, Glasgow This shows a 8.2m-wide setting loom, with one of the four weavers preparing to pass the 'stick' notched at both ends, on which chenille fur is wound, through the 'shed' formed by the warps to make up the carpet. The stick is passed hand to hand across the loom. This type of carpet was a speciality of Templetons. It could be made with pile of any required depth, and to any shape and pattern. It was, as can be seen here, labour intensive to produce, and competition from cheaper processes led to closure of this, the last factory in the world using this process, in 1970. This factory was built from about 1836 for James & William Simpson and others, power-loom weavers. It was bought in 1920 by James Templeton & Co and converted into a carpet factory. Latterly it made chenille axminster carpets using a process devised in 1839 by Templeton & Quiglay. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/70/59/7


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Collection Level (551 147) John R Hume

> Item Level (SC 770189) Interior View showing woman using fur stick on 27' setting loom

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