Northrop loom

Made:
1947 in Blackburn

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Towelling loom, made by the British Northrop Loom Co. Ltd, Blackburn, 1947.

This loom’s rotating barrel automatically refilled the shuttle, keeping the machine constantly supplied with yarn. Just one weaver could look after up to 40 of these looms. This one, made in Blackburn in 1947, wove towelling by putting small, raised loops into the cloth.

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Details

Category:
Textile Industry
Object Number:
Y6000.422
Materials:
metal (unknown), wood (unidentified)
type:
loom
credit:
Gift of Christie's Ltd

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