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HISTORY

Object Name

Jacquard head; Loom

Maker

Carson & Robinson (Primary maker)

Place Made

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Description

Small damask loom, complete Jacquard head, card cylinder, punched cards, heddles, warping beam and flying shuttle. Driven through gears and pulleys from 1/3 horse power engine by Crompton Parkinson Chelmsford England. Small electric light hung over top. Maker's plate at top reads "Carson & Robinson Makers Belfast". Small piece of woven cloth reads "York St Flax Spng Weaving … Brookfield …". Also mounted on painted steel frame is a detachable plate with 8 x 8 projecing pins to hold wooden pirns (seven in total, two of which are wound with synthetic yarn).

Materials

Iron
Steel
Wood

Catalogue Number

BELUM.Q2013.341.1

Copyright

National Museums NI