jute barrow

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Jute barrow from Cox's Camperdown Works

Donated by Mr C. Dwyer
Museum number 2007-22

This barrow was designed for moving sacks and other bulky or heavy objects. This one was probably used for moving bales of jute.

The Cox family came to Scotland from the Netherlands in the sixteenth century and quickly established themselves as linen merchants near old Lochee, buying cloth from the hand weavers. The people of Lochee were dependent on them for the sale of their goods. So, when Cox's moved, the village moved with them. Soon Cox's outgrew the site at Foggieley and the four Cox brothers bought a large site and began to build Camperdown Works. They also built the houses in Lochee village for their workers, most of who were brought over from Ireland.

Cox's were the first firm to specialise wholly in jute.

jute barrow
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