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Carding Machine at Leeds Industrial Museum Today

Carding machine at Armley Mills (now an industrial heritage museum) in Leeds. This machine is similar to the one in which 13-year-old George Dyson lost his life in 1822. In the early 1800s factories had no health and safety facilities. At this time Armley Mills would have been very damp, with floors slippery with the grease from the wool. The dust and woollen fibres floating in the air would have been breathed in by workers, giving many respiratory problems
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