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Title
Ribbon loom
Ribbon loom, made by T. F. Wilkinson & Co. Ltd, Coventry, c
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Work Type
Textile Industry
Date
c. 1900
Location
Coventry
Material
cotton (fibre)
iron
wood (unidentified)
Measurements
Overall: 4267 mm x 1118 mm x 2540 mm,
Description
Ribbon loom, made by T. F. Wilkinson & Co. Ltd, Coventry, c.1900. Fitted on the top with Jacquard head made by J McMurdo Ltd Manchester.
At the top of this loom is a programming system. Cards with small, punched holes programmed the loom to weave different designs. It made woven patterned cloth much easier and cheaper to produce. The punch-card system inspired the invention of the earliest computer.
This ribbon loom weaves four ribbons at the same time, with two shuttles to each ribbon.
Repository
Science and Industry Museum, Textiles Gallery
Gift of Herbert Museum & Art Gallery
Accession Number
ID Number
co8404795
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero.
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File Name
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26449628

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