Miniature Loom or Patent Model with Jacquard Attachment, Punched Cards and Tools

A work made of wood, metal, paper, and silk warp.

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  • A work made of wood, metal, paper, and silk warp.

Date:

1900/25

Artist:

United States

About this artwork

This model illustrates the general principles of the Jacquard attachment, which was refined by Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752–1834) and patented in 1805. The Jacquard attachment utilizes a series of punch cards giving the weaver the ability to program each warp thread to act individually, enabling the weaver to create complex figurative patterns that could be produced over and over again. The Jacquard attachment was brought to the United States in the 1820s and quickly was employed in the weaving of coverlets.

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Title

Miniature Loom or Patent Model with Jacquard Attachment, Punched Cards and Tools

Origin

United States

Date

1900–1925

Medium

Wood, metal, paper, and silk warp

Dimensions

91.8 x 63.5 x 45.7 cm (36 1/8 x 25 x 18 in.)

Credit Line

The Textile Society; Dr. Lawrence S. Thurman Memorial Fund; and 1992 Silkworm Travel Group

Reference Number

1992.402

Extended information about this artwork

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