Power loom

Made:
1926 in Japan

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Toyoda Automatic Loom, type G, made in 1926.

Toyoda Type 'G' automatic power loom, 1924. This was the world's first automatic loom where the shuttle could be changed without stopping the loom. By 1929 Platt Brothers of Oldham were marketing the loom in the UK. With the license fees from this arrangement, Toyoda launched the Toyota Motor Company.

Details

Category:
Textiles Machinery
Object Number:
2000-807
Measurements:
overall, inc pallet: 181kg
type:
weaving loom, looms and weaving looms
credit:
Toyota Motor Corporation