Disciple of Marduk
- Aug 24, 2001
- Reaction score
- HM The Tower of London
Yup, the ones who walked forwards & backwards in front of the machines. There are looms like that at the Manchester Science Museum. Every time I see them I think of the health risks in times gone by.I recently discovered that some cotton-mill workers got a similar complaint, due to the carcinogenic oil which they used to lubricate the machines. It soaked their trousers and provided another early example of an identified industrial disease.
Shale-oil was identified as the problem.