Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion

Made:
1939 in Blackburn
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Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939. Comprised of loom, bobbin box, 32 bobbins and 2 shuttles.

The successful invention by James H. Northrop between the years 1889 - 1894 of a method of automatically replenishing the weft is the most important achievement in the history of the loom since the power loom was invented in the 18th century.

In this Northrop loom, manufactured in 1939, whenever the shuttle runs short of weft, a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left-hand shuttle box, when the shuttle is momentarily stationary between picks, and if it finds the bobbin nearly empty, actuates the changeover mechanism, which operates when the shuttle next reaches the right-hand box. A thread cutter cuts the weft off the nearly empty bobbin just at the moment when it is pressed out of the shuttle and retains the weft which remains outside the cloth until after it has been cut away from the selvedge by a temple thread cutter.

As this type of loom requires only occasional attention, a weaver can look after 24 looms or even more. To make this possible, it is necessary for the loom to stop automatically should a warp thread break so that it can be repaired before the cloth is ruined. This loom is equipped with a mechanical warp-stop motion. Each warp thread passes through a drop wire, and should it break, the drop wire falls into slots in three bars, the middle one of which oscillates from side to side. The drop wire by preventing this motion, stops the loom. Other automatic devices stop the loom if the weft should break or if the shuttle should fail to go right home in either shuttle box.

Details

Category:
Textiles Machinery
Object Number:
1939-190
Materials:
cast iron and steel
Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
type:
automatic power loom
credit:
British Northrop Loom Co.

Parts

Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion

Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion

Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Materials:
cast iron and steel
Object Number:
1939-190/1
type:
automatic power loom
Bobbin Box of a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin Box of a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin box belonging to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/2
type:
box - container
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The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with green thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/3
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with cream thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

More

The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/4
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with cream thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

More

The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/5
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with tangled cream thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/6
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with cream thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

More

The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/7
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with green thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

More

The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/8
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin partially wound with green thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

More

The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/9
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with cream thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

More

The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/10
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with cream thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

More

The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/11
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with green thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

More

The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/12
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with cream thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

More

The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/13
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with cream thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

More

The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/14
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with cream thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

More

The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/15
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with orange thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

More

The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/16
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with green thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

More

The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/17
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with cream thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

More

The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/18
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with green thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

More

The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/19
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with cream thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

More

The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/20
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with cream thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

More

The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/21
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin partially wound with cream thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

More

The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/22
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin partially wound with cream thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

More

The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/23
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin belonging to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion (no thread), 1939.

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/24
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with green thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/25
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with pink thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/26
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin partially wound with green thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/27
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin belonging to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion (no thread), 1939.

Bobbin belonging to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion (no thread), 1939.

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/28
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin belonging to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion (no thread), 1939.

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/29
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin partially wound with cream thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/30
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with cream thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/31
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with green thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/32
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with cream thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/33
type:
bobbin
Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin wound with cream thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/34
type:
bobbin
Shuttle from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Shuttle from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Shuttle with orange thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/35
type:
shuttles (textile working equipment)
Shuttle from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Shuttle from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Shuttle with yellow thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/36
type:
shuttles (textile working equipment)
Steel Plate from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Steel Plate from a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Steel plate belonging to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939. Object inscription reads: 'No 26 MIDGET PATENTED BY-4847'

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
metal (unknown)
Object Number:
1939-190/37
type:
steel plate
Bobbin belonging to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin belonging to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Bobbin partially wound with cream thread, which belongs to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom with automatic bobbin insertion, 1939.

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/38
type:
bobbin
sample of cream coloured thread belonging to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

sample of cream coloured thread belonging to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

A sample of cream coloured thread belonging to a Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom, 1939

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
metal (unknown
Object Number:
1939-190/39
type:
cotton (textile)
Metal component with wooden handle belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Metal component with wooden handle belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Metal component with wooden handle belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom, 1939

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
metal (unknown
Object Number:
1939-190/40
type:
component - object
Metal component with wooden handle belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Metal component with wooden handle belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Metal component with wooden handle belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom, 1939

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
metal (unknown
Object Number:
1939-190/41
type:
component - object
Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom, 1939

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
metal (unknown)
Object Number:
1939-190/42
type:
component - object
Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom, 1939

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
metal (unknown)
Object Number:
1939-190/43
type:
component - object
Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom, 1939

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
metal (unknown)
Object Number:
1939-190/44
type:
component - object
Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom, 1939

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
metal (unknown)
Object Number:
1939-190/45
type:
component - object
Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom, 1939

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
metal (unknown)
Object Number:
1939-190/46
type:
component - object
Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom, 1939

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
metal (unknown)
Object Number:
1939-190/47
type:
component - object
Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Metal component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom, 1939

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
metal (unknown)
Object Number:
1939-190/48
type:
component - object
Wooden component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Wooden component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Wooden component belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom, 1939

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/49
type:
component - object
Wooden spindle belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Wooden spindle belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Wooden spindle belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom, 1939

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
wood (unidentified)
Object Number:
1939-190/50
type:
component - object
Component of leather strap belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Component of leather strap belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Component of leather strap belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom, 1939

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
leather
Object Number:
1939-190/51
type:
component - object
Component of leather strap belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Component of leather strap belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom

Component of leather strap belonging to the Northrop single-shuttle 'S' loom, 1939

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The successive inventions of devices for automatically replenishing the weft was the most important step in loom development since the invention of the power loom. Whenever the shuttle runs short of weft a full bobbin from the rotary battery is automatically inserted. A feeler passes through a hole in the left hand shuttle box. If it detects the bobbin as nearly empty the changeover mechanism is actuated when the bobbin reaches the right hand shuttlebox. The loom automatically stops on weft or warp breakage, or if the shuttle is not positioned correctly. One man could look after up to 48 looms of this type. A sample of cloth produced on this loom is at B/S21C/PP16/03

Measurements:
overall: 1140 mm x 2750 mm x 1470 mm, 1273 kg
Materials:
leather
Object Number:
1939-190/52
type:
component - object