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A History of The Jacquard Loom

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The jacquard loom is still in use today, used to weave many specialized fabrics including brocades, damask, and velvet.
A History of The Jacquard Loom
The history of the jacquard loom is quite significant as well as surprising. It was invented by Joseph-Marie Jacquard in 1801 in Lyon, France, and may well have been one of the biggest influences leading to the industrial and technological revolutions. Jacquard’s invention in itself was based on improvements of older inventions by Buchon, Falcon and du Vancanson.

Intricate weaving at the time was a very laborious practice, often using young children to raise the harness so individual threads coul ...
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