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Item Details
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Title
Kissing' shuttle
Wooden loom shuttle containing pirn
Work Type
Textile Industry
Date
1937
Location
Preston
Material
cotton (fibre); metal (unknown); wood (unidentified)
Description
Loom shuttle, made in around 1930 by Pikington Ltd in Preston, has hand written label 'James Dewhurst June 1937', likely used in the mill of James Dewhurst in Clitheroe.; Wooden loom shuttle containing pirn, made in around 1930 by Pikington Ltd in Preston, has hand written label 'James Dewhurst June 1937', likely used in the mill of James Dewhurst, type known as a 'kissing shuttle' which includes a small hole through which the weaver sucked the thread of a newly loaded pirn of yarn.; Wooden loom shuttle containing pirn, made in around 1930 by Pikington Ltd in Preston, has hand written label 'James Dewhurst June 1937', likely used in the mill of James Dewhurst.; Wooden loom shuttle; The shuttle carried the 'weft', the yarn that moved back and forwards between the 'warp' threads on a loom to create cloth. Shuttles travelled across looms at great speed. A stray shuttle could smash a window, or even knock out a tooth. This shuttle is a type known as a 'kissing' shuttle. It has has a small hole, through which the weaver sucked the thread of a newly loaded pirn of yarn to make it ready for weaving on the loom. Sharing germs and inhaling cotton fibres made this an unhealthy practice. it was eventually banned and new types of self threading shuttles that didn't require the user to suck up the thread were developed.
Repository
Science and Industry Museum, Textiles Gallery
Subject
shuttle
ID Number
co8616216
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
File Properties
File Name
large_E2018_0329_0001__0005_.jpg
SSID
26450582

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