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Female homeworker using a treadle spinning wheel. Before the building of large factories and the coming of mass production, spinning was done by women in their own homes. Often the raw material to be spun was supplied by a middle man who collected the finished work and sold it on to weavers and factories. From 'Great Industries of Great Britain' (London, c1880). Engraving.

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Female homeworker using a treadle spinning wheel. Before the building of large factories and the coming of mass production, spinning was done by women in their own homes.  Often the raw material to be spun was supplied by a middle man who collected the finished work and sold it on to weavers and factories.  From 'Great Industries of Great Britain' (London, c1880).  Engraving.