I wrote about the textile museum in a previous post and included photographs of the machinery in use at the time. However I was also interested in its social history and the interesting additions to our everyday language.
When I started work in the 1960s and worked in old mills which had been converted for modern use we still had those type-writers and clocking in machines.
(They even had them during war-time e.g. in the factories building Zeppelins in Friederichshaven, Germany).
And clocking-in machines were still widely used in the 1990s in many businesses.
There were also lots of rules to follow e.g. no swearing, no smoking (for obvious safety reasons), and no sharing the lavatory! Workers were also told how often they should wash and bathe themselves.
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