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Model Atherton powerloom

Artist Unknown1910

Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum

Designed and manufactured by the Lancashire firm Atherton Brothers (established 1835), this hand-powered model powerloom was used to demonstrate the weaving of cloth to students at the Belfast College of Technology, College Square. Many were apprentices in the factories, and attended 'the Tech' in the evening to further their knowledge of the mechanics of weaving fabrics.

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  • Title: Model Atherton powerloom
  • Creator: Artist Unknown
  • Date Created: 1910
  • Type: Powerloom
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