Richard Hamer and his son Daniel had run four such small
factories in Summerseat since 1812 when Richard bought all four
from Peel, Yates and Company for £5,514. Only one, on the river
bank in Higher Summerseat, had powerlooms. The others were
fulling mills or spinning mills. Richard and Daniel Hamer, with
several employees, were waiting outside their locked factory
gates when the mob arrived in Higher Summerseat. Daniel noticed
it was four o'clock-----
The Hamers went inside their silent factory. Thirty-eight
powerlooms were in pieces. Richard estimated it as three hundred
pounds worth. He was relieved to see there was no other damage.
Not a window was broken. He, his son, and his men, started to
clear the debris. -----.