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Love Conquered Fear': Michael Armstrong, adopted by mill owner, embracing his brother Edward who is one of the ragged factory boys working amongst the spinning mules. By Michael's foot child crawls out from under mule; employed to keep floor under mules dust and fibre free to minimise risk of fire; often suffered horrific injuries when crushed by moving machinery. From Frances Trollope 'The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong' London 1840. Engraving

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Love Conquered Fear': Michael Armstrong, adopted by mill owner, embracing his brother Edward who is one of the ragged factory boys working amongst the spinning mules.  By Michael's foot child crawls out from under mule; employed to keep floor under mules dust and fibre free to minimise risk of fire; often suffered horrific injuries when crushed by moving machinery.   From Frances Trollope 'The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong' London 1840. Engraving