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Jacquard machine
A COLLECTION OF 7 WORKS, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 625 GBP
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Jacquard machine
A COLLECTION OF 7 WORKS, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 625 GBP
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Jacquard machine
A COLLECTION OF 7 WORKS, COMPRISING:
i. Kohl, Friedrich (1811-1876). Geschichte der Jacquard-Maschine und der Sich ihr anschliessenden Abänderungen und Verbesserungen nebst der Biographie Jacquard's. Berlin: Nicolaische Verlags, 1873, frontispiece, folding diagrams, cloth-backed boards, (presentation copy to State Library of Grossenhain, inscription on title page, stamps; bought from Jonathan Hill, New York, 1990), [T&W K63], browned, boards and cloth very worn and rubbed, lower cover nearly detached
ii. Faraday, Michael (1791-1867). Royal Institution of Great Britian. Weekly Evening Meeting, Friday, June 8, 1860... On the Electric Silk-Loom. London: Royal Institution of Great Britain, 1860, 3pp, (bought from Jeff Weber, 2002), [T&W F16]
iii. Woodhouse, Thomas (1862-1933). Jacquards and harnesses, card-cutting, lacing and repeating mechanism. Macmillan and co., 1923, original green cloth, illustrations, folding plans and tables, [T&W W110]
iv. Bell, T.F. Jacquard weaving and designing. London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1895, plates, illustrations in the text, original green cloth, slight wear to extremities, slightly bumped on one corner, [T&W B133]
v. Gruner, Anton. Power-loom weaving and yarn numbering, according to various systems, with conversion tables. London: Scott, Greenwood & Co. 1900, translated by G. Salter, coloured diagrams, original red cloth gilt, [T&W G95]
vi. Bradbury, Fred. Jacquard mechanism and harness mounting. [Halifax:] for the author, 1912, diagrams in the text, plates, original maroon cloth gilt, (bought from Elgen Books, 1999), [T&W B222]
vii. Grognier, Louis-Furcy (1775-1837). Notice sur C. M. Jacquard. Lyon: J. M. Barret, 1836, original wrappers, stained, upper wrapper detached, (bought from Jonathan Hill, 1990), [T&W G89]
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Catalogue Note

The French weaver and merchant Joseph Marie Charles (1752-1834) played a key role in developing the earliest programmable loom, the "Jacquard loom" or "Jacquard machine", which weaved cloth by a stack of punched cards, revolutionising weaving practice first in France and then around the world. Professional weavers have often claimed that in effect, this was the first computer.

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