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  • Photo of Heddle

    Over the decades, machinery replaced many of the labor intensive tasks at the mill. However, the "drawing-up" process of preparing the threads for the loom required individually feeding the threads through a heddle. This was until the end, labor-intensive hand work requiring attention to detail.

    Here is a photo of a heddle; wooden-framed with metal horizontal bars that held many wire guides that kept threads from tangling and maintained the weave pattern.


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  • Mission Mill Museum
  • Thomas Kay Woolen Mill
  • Jason Lee House - 1841
  • Methodist Parsonage - 1841
  • John D. Boon House - 1847
  • Water Power Exhibits
  • Mission Mill Views
  • Map - Directions - Hours
  • Raw Wool To Fabric
  • Wool Fabric Finishing

  • Mission Mill Entrance
  • Employee's Time Clock
  • Wool Picking Machine
  • Wool Carding Machine
  • Repeated Power Carding
  • Carded Wool Spooled
  • Spooled Spun Spindled
  • 3rd Floor Spinning Room
  • Dressing Prepares Warp
  • Dressing Closeup View
  • Warp Pattern Spooled
  • Heddle Guides Threads
  • Mission Mill Power Loom
  • Power Loom and Heddle
  • Geared Chain Drives

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