Footage of spinning mill near Nelson is first fully automated plant in Europe.
Automation in Cotton, Brierfield, Lancashire.
GV The new mill at Brierfield. CU Raw cotton being sorted out. GV The bale opening bay. CU Pan cotton being sorted. CU The control panel of the new automatic mill, operator's hand switches on. GV Automatic blending room. CU Web of cotton comes from machine and is made into sliver. GV Sliver being fed into machine to be made into soft yarn. CU Sliver coming from bin.
CU Sliver going into machine. LV The sliver being spun into soft yarn. CU Spinners. CU Man sweeping floor with broom. LV Pan new automatic vacuum going round spinners. SV and CU Man "doffing" loaded cotton bobbins for empty ones on spinner. This is the final stage of the spinning. SV and CU The man "doffing". CU of raw cotton, sliver cotton, bobbin of soft yarn, bobbin of finished cotton and into CU of automatic control panel.