Model scale 1:32. The model is of a typical 18th century water-powered textile mill and is based on drawings of the Collycroft worsted mill in Bedworth, near Nuneaton, Warwickshire which was built c.1790. The interior contains a selection of textile machines employed in various proceses; weaving, winding, drawing or doubling, spinning; the machine operators are also shown. The model is finished for viewing from the front only, and is cut away to allow viewing of the interior.
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