Two samples of coarse linen, woven by Baxter Brothers & Co. Ltd., Dundee

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Linen samples woven by Baxter Brothers & Co. Ltd., Dundee
Donated by Baxter Bros. & Co Ltd
Museum number T5239-1=2 / 1976-1479-1=2

The Baxter family began as linen merchants in Dundee in the 1700s. In 1822 they built their first steam-powered mill on Lower Dens.
They employed Peter Carmichael an engineer, to manage their mill on Upper Dens. and he introduced many new ideas including the first steam-powered looms in Dundee. Under his supervision, Baxter Bros. grew to dominate the Dundee flax

Two samples of coarse linen, woven by Baxter Brothers & Co. Ltd., Dundee
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