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Machinery and other objects - from carding engines and looms to printing blocks and fabric specimens - tell the story of Britain's role in textile manufacturing from the Industrial Revolution onwards.
Model hand loom for weaving sacks (and so on) without a seam
prob year of patent 1802
Model of a handloom (as used previous to the invention of the fly shuttle in 1733)
Example of original pattern Singer sewing machine of 1851, made c. 1853.