Looms

Some articles on looms, loom:

Clothing In Ancient Rome - Types of Clothing - Looms and Their Effect On Clothing
... In general, individual clothes were woven on vertical looms during antiquity ... This contrasts with the medieval period when cloth was produced on foot-powered horizontal looms that later was made into clothes by tailors ... The weaver sat at the horizontal loom producing rectangular lengths of cloth which never were wider than the weaver's two arms could reach with the shuttle ...
Little Loomhouse - Other Cabins
... It was acquired by Tate in 1939 for using her looms ... Since that time it has been used for looms, save during World War II when supplies dwindled, and she rented out the cabin for both funding and providing a defense worker's family a place to live ... it still stands today as the home of the looms from which the Little Loomhouse gains its name, and where weaving is still taught ...
Lancashire Loom - Economics
... The principal advantage of the Lancashire loom was that it was semi-automatic, when a warp thread broke the weaver was notified ... An operative thus could work 4 or more looms whereas previously they could only work a single loom ... Indeed the term A Four Loom Weaver was used to describe the operatives ...
Abramovka, Moscow Oblast - History
... By 1856, the factory employed 118 weavers operating 90 looms ... his factory employed only twelve weavers operating eleven looms ... One of their mills employed 87 weavers operating 70 looms, another—99 weavers operating 85 looms ...

Famous quotes containing the word looms:

    There is a great deal of self-denial and manliness in poor and middle-class houses, in town and country, that has not got into literature, and never will, but that keeps the earth sweet; that saves on superfluities, and spends on essentials; that goes rusty, and educates the boy; that sells the horse, but builds the school; works early and late, takes two looms in the factory, three looms, six looms, but pays off the mortgage on the paternal farm, and then goes back cheerfully to work again.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)