Old Photos of Witham

Pointing machine at Pinkhams glove factory

Taken: 1947-1948, Ref: M2807

Photo of work at Pinkhams glove factory. It is entitled ‘Showing a similar type of pointing machine [to the one in M2806] making a fancy stitch. This is done in two operations, the first with a two-needle machine to raise the material, and afterwards the single-needle machine to give the fancy effect. Care must be taken in the shaping of this point, and in putting it in the correct position on the back of the glove’. It is from page 35 of the book ‘The Story of a Lamp’.

RefM2807
Date taken1947-1948
SourceFowles, Carole 109 Cressing Road. Her father, Arthur (Geoff) Ellis worked at Pinkhams
Posted on Full size 2560 × 1198

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