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  treadmill at Brixton House of Correction, 1821
  The treadmill at Brixton House of Correction, 1821 (London Guildhalll Library). Prisoners did ten minutes on and five minutes off the treadwheel. In some prisons, like Coldbath Fields (see Source 1), the treadwheel drove a flour-mill, but in others it did nothing at all. The work was done under the Silent System.
Reproduced by permission of Guildhall Library
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