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Figure 4

Colour photograph of stick objects to be used on the museum machinery demonstrations

A selection of handmade tools and ‘pokey sticks’ used on the machinery collection. Clockwise from top: the ‘pokey stick’ to reset the shuttle on the Power Loom; a pronged weight lifter for lifting the roller weights on the Roving Speed Frame; a cleaning brush for clearing cotton from the funnel on the Draw Frames; two small wooden wedges, two large wooden batons, and a wooden dowel, all used to hold gears in the correct position on the Spinning Mule while doffing