Identification Longshot and Talking Point 1135

  Brumas 23:01 04 Jul 14
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Good Evening All

This is a GENUINE UNIDENTIFIED POSTCARD, unposted and no clues on the back. What are these machines, are they some type of loom or am I completely wrong?

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  john bunyan 23:14 04 Jul 14

Too late for me - Goodnight. Hope night shift finds it. This weeks PC's were tough!!

  Brumas 23:27 04 Jul 14

john bunyan,This weeks PC's were tough!! about time 'n' all ;o} G'Night

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:32 04 Jul 14

Are they rifle bullets in that basket?

First thought was cigarette machine but the basket made me change my mind.

  Ex plorer 08:06 05 Jul 14

Looks like bobbing holders for cottons and wools in the basket so maybe they are bobbing machines. I have seen these they are pointed at one end and widen over about six inches in length. [see here1

  Ex plorer 08:18 05 Jul 14

Hi this should be better this is a better link to the many styles of bobbins that were made, I have seen them made into skipping ropes.

  Woolwell 09:45 05 Jul 14

I don't think that we have any chance of getting a location. It looks like part of a mill with bobbins in the basket. The card is a photo of 3 probably senior workers at a mill and was printed as a postcard but not for sale. It has found its way out of someone's photo collection.

  Brumas 10:17 05 Jul 14

Finding the exact location I would think is virtually impossible but at least we are getting a picture of what is happening.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:06 05 Jul 14

I have worked lathes that have very similar controls as in the picture but not with the guards or package parts with the white material (cotton / wool ?).

  Woolwell 16:12 05 Jul 14

Wonder if it is anything to do with a wool mill? See Old wool making image

  Woolwell 16:17 05 Jul 14

Or linen?

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