Joseph-Marie Jacquard and the #Loom

A bit of #weaving history for your Saturday morning…

Jacquard

Joseph-Marie Jacquard was not the inventor of the programmable loom, as many people imagine, actually he created an attachment to the loom, which played a very important role not only in the textile industry. In July 1800 Joseph Jacquard applied for his first patent—a treadle loom, then a loom to weave fishing nets in 1803, and starting in 1804, the Jacquard loom, which would weave patterned silk automatically, according to History of Computers (ND).

History of Computers. Dreamers – Joseph-Marie Jacquard. Retrieved from http://history-computer.com/Dreamers/Jacquard.html

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