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    Arrow Tone Mills, Somerset. Feb '13


    TONE MILLS

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    Tone Works was the dyeing and finishing works established by Fox Brothers and Co of Tonedale Mills, Wellington, at the confluence of the River Tone and the Back Stream . The site is shown on the Tithe map of 1839, and the works was enlarged and altered over the next 80 years. In 1912 the site was described as having ' perhaps the largest Indigo Dye House in England' The site continued in production until the 1990's.

    Tone Works is a near- complete example of a C19 cloth dyeing and finishing works, which developed between c.1830 and c.1920. It retains all of the component structures associated with the dyeing and finishing of worsted and woollen cloths, together with the machinery and fittings required for those processes Tone Works in its present form is an exceptional survival in a national context, not only for the completeness of the building complex , but also for the survival of its machinery, water management system and power generation plant.


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    Sometimes you visit a site which is like stepping back in time. This is one of those places!

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    Ta for looking... :)
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    WOw quality report there, looks ace that mate, cracking images and lots of artefacts of bygone times :)
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    Proper time warp stuff - cracking :)
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    You know I wondered how they used Teasles, now I know from the 8th photo down. Cheers for that.
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    A history time warp!great pics thanks for sharing.

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    Great shots as always there mate!
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    god that has got trashed over the last few years, proper copper stripped

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    Beautiful mate. I so wish this wasn't so far away :( Would love to see it. It's a shame this time warp can't be preserved. Some great museum pieces there.

    Your teasel pic brought back some great memories for me. I used to work with them :) Packing them into the racks and locking them in place on the revolving drums. They were a great natural resource for raising the nap on cloth, and shredding your fingers Ingenious design :) Cheers ;)

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    Lovelly report that mate, some nice bits and bobs really well captured.

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    Lovely :) Really really lovely :)

    Still need to see this place & should do really!!

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