Woollen factory: fixing teazles

Victorian illustration to download showing a man and boys preparing teazles to raise the nap of woollen cloth. At a bench, two boys cut the stalks off the teazles, and a man fixes them to long narrow frames. These will be attached to revolving cylinders in a machine known as a gig mill, over which the woollen fabric passes. ‘No combination of wires has yet been found [1843] that will effect the required object so efficiently as the little elastic prickles on the surface of the teazles.’ This scene was sketched in a woollen factory in Leeds.