The Miranui Flaxmill, near Shannon, was the largest flaxmill built in New Zealand, in 1907. The scutching machine is the boxlike arrangement on the right comprising of six revolving wooden beaters to beat out any loose vegetable matter in the hanks of fibre. Workers feed flax fibre (on the floor)into the machine. The scutched hanks wait on the rail to be baled.
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- Scutching the fibre, Miranui Flaxmill, near Shannon
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