Jacquard loom

inventor of loom machine controled 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


  1. Eric Hobsbawm, "The Age of Revolution", (London 1962; repr. 2008), p.45.
  2. "Fabric Glossary". Retrieved 2008-11-21. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)