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Jacquard weaving--Philippe Hedde (1801-1880)
TWO AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPTS ABOUT JACQUES VAUCAUSON AND THE INVENTION OF THE AUTOMATIC WEAVING LOOM, SIGNED ("PH HEDDE")
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Jacquard weaving--Philippe Hedde (1801-1880)
TWO AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPTS ABOUT JACQUES VAUCAUSON AND THE INVENTION OF THE AUTOMATIC WEAVING LOOM, SIGNED ("PH HEDDE")
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Jacquard weaving--Philippe Hedde (1801-1880)
TWO AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPTS ABOUT JACQUES VAUCAUSON AND THE INVENTION OF THE AUTOMATIC WEAVING LOOM, SIGNED ("PH HEDDE")
in French, the first manuscript titled "Revendication en faveur de Vaucauson de Grenoble de l'honneur de l'invention du Mécanisme qui porte aujourd'hui le nom de Jacquard de Lyon", undated (but July 1857), the second manuscript comprising "Notes complimentaires", prefaced by a covering letter (signed) to the President of the 24th Congrès scientifique in Grenoble (Isère), referring to his earlier "Revendication", written in dark brown ink on up to twenty-seven lines per page,

17 pages in all, 4to (26.5 x 21.5 & 27 x 22cm), the first item on bluish paper, Grenoble, mid-August to 3 September 1857 where dated


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Provenance

bought from Librairie Thomas-Scheler, Paris, 1990

Literature

Tomash & Williams H92 & H93

Catalogue Note

Jean-Claude Philippe Isidore Hedde, director of the Musée d'art et d'industrie de Saint-Étienne near Lyons, argues that the inventor of automata, Jacques Vaucauson (1709-1782), should also be recognised as the inventor of the automatic weaving loom. Vaucauson's proposals for the automation of the weaving process came to nothing, but were perfected and implemented in 1804 by the merchant and weaver Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752-1834).

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