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Hosiery Manufacturing in Nithsdale

Hand press for glove making

Description:

This mould was used as part of the process of making gloves.  The finished glove was pressed using a brass hand-shaped mould which was injected with steam. 

 

This large press was used at Robertson's Mill, Dumfries.  It was found in a Dumfries scrapyard along with 149 others of varying sizes, this being the largest - following the closure of the factory.

Materials/Media:
metal, brass
Dimensions:
height 350mm, width (base) 109mm, depth (base) 67mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2000.16
Digital Number:
DMTL026n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council