Contemporary spinning manuals commented on the failure of overlookers and managers to supervise operations.
Lazonick's evidence is from the testimony of workers and overlookers in the Reports of the Factory Commissions of 1833.
Some young women in Bradford, however, confronted abusive overlookers individually.
43) Female cotton weavers in Lancashire feared losing their jobs and turned to family and kin to confront weave room overlookers, called tacklers, who sexually abused them verbally and physically.
The individual members of this class, however, are being constantly hurled down into the proletariat by the action of competition, and, as modern industry develops, they even see the moment approaching when they will completely disappear as an independent section of modern society, to be replaced in manufactures, agriculture and commerce, by overlookers
, bailiffs and shopmen' (Marx, 1969).
there are also vacancies for skilled workers in the Berkeley Magna Factory in Long eaton, Nottingham, and the Northern Upholstery Factory in Carcroft, Doncaster, including overlookers
, sewing machinists and trainee upholsterers.
Twelve bodies ceased to exist last year, including the 120-year-old General Union of Loom Overlookers
The cohesiveness of the komplekt frustrated the power of overlookers
, made it all but impervious to the application of individual piece-rate payment, and late in the decade enabled it to reproduce itself in the politically more respectable guise of shock brigades.
This at a time when the pay for the elite of textile workers, the overlookers
, was 28 to 30 shillings a week (pounds 1.