PART of the district's industrial heritage will be installed in a Bradford museum tomorrow.

The Hattersley Standard Loom, developed in the 1920s by George Hattersley & Sons of Keighley, will arrive at Bradford Industrial Museum tomorrow morning.

The loom is the same type that was used to weave woollen and worsted in mills across the district. Although the Bradford Council run museum already has other Hattersley looms in its collection, they didn’t have a Standard until now.

The loom was developed in the 1920s by George Hattersley & Sons of Keighley. The company was established in 1789.

Hattersley built their first power loom in 1834 which was destroyed in transit by hand loom weavers who were concerned about their livelihood.

Hattersley quickly built a replacement and the company grew and developed into an internationally renowned heavy engineering company, making spinning and weaving machines.

The company closed in 1983, but many textile mills around the world still use Hattersley looms. Hattersley looms are still used to weave Harris Tweed. It is believed that company sent a number of looms to the Outer Hebrides just after the First World War.

Examples of several looms can be seen at the Bradford Industrial Museum and there is also a small display about the company at Cliffe Castle Museum.

The spinning and weaving machines will not be running tomorrow while the loom is being installed, and areas of the gallery will be closed to the public while gallery improvement works are undertaken.