Power loom, 1857.

Image number: 10226382

Power loom, 1857.

Model (scale 1:3). This power loom for simple plain weaving was made by Sevill and Woolstenhulme in 1857. It produces the most elementary kind of weaving, in which the weft crosses over and under the warps alternately, and was used extensively for calico weaving. There is an arrangement for stopping the loom automatically if the shuttle does not reach its box after each pick, or if the weft should break, so that several machines could be supervised by one operator.

Image number:
10226382
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:16
Image rights:
Science Museum
 

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