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Report - Patons Mill - July 2012

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Jascha_EOS, Aug 16, 2012.

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    In July of 2012 Peter and I have visited this factory

    The historic Paton’s Mill is an A-listed building. The six-storey mill, with its white facade, is currently empty, but there have been suggestions on it being converted into a industrial museum or 79 flats. The Old Mill section of the huge factory dates back to 1782 and is thought to be the first machine factory in the world, and it’s original lathe is still in place. The mill in High Street was opened originally as a cotton-spinning factory but was later used for lace manufacture. Built by the Corse and Burns Company, it predates by four years the New Lanark cotton-mill which was founded by David Dale, the Stewarton-born industrialist who was apprenticed to a weaver in Paisley. Paton's took over the mill in 1896 when their first factory in Clark Street was destroyed by fire.

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    Click the link for more pics: http://www.lost-in-time-ue.nl/index...Mill-UK-July-2012&m6e73ereturnid=56&pagina=56
     

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