Plate V. To the Right Hon.ble Wills Hill, Earl of Hillsborough, This Plate representing a Perspective View of a Scutch Mill, with the Method of Breaking the Flax with groved Rollers, and Scutching it with Blades fixt on a Shaft, both turn'd by the MainWheel, Great Improvements in the Method of Breaking and Scutching of Flax. Is most respectfully Dedicated by his Lordships obedient and much obliged humble Servant, Wm. Hincks.
London, Publish'd as the Act directs by R. Pollard, Spafields June 20. 1791.
Very fine stipple. Plate 353 x 424mm. 13¾ x 16¾". Large margins, crease bottom left.
An interior view of a 'scutch' mill where rollers and blades are used to break and beat flax in order to remove the woody fibre. From William Hincks illustrations depicting the Irish Linen Industry.
[Ref: 19676] £400.00