Thursday, 12 January 2017


Bradford Industrial Museum - all the bobbins and spools on the machines are very photogenic. Perhaps there is a reason why the spool ends are painted different colours. I don't suppose it was just in order to delight photographers a century or so later!


  1. There must be a system involved!

  2. There is a system. An expert who renovated the machinery in the Burnley Triangle explained to me that the different coloured spool bobbins indicate one of the following:
    Different materials / thread sizes / different manufacturers.


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