Jacquard loom

weaving loom controlled by punched cards

The Jacquard loom is a mechanical loom. It is used to make patterns in clothing material. It was invented by Joseph Marie Jacquard, and first used in 1801. It simplified the process of making textiles with complex patterns.[1][2]

Jacquard Looms in Masson Mill
Jacquard loom, 1849

ReferencesEdit

  1. Eric Hobsbawm, "The Age of Revolution", (London 1962; repr. 2008), p.45.
  2. "Fabric Glossary". Archived from the original on 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2008-11-21.