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LONDON:
WILEY & PUTNAM, 6, WATERLOO PLACE.

1845.

CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION.

PAGE

Praiseworthy Efforts of our Predecessors-Seven-ply Carpeting-Late

Discoveries of Ancient Machinery, &c., in Abyssinia, by Doctor Lep-
sius, Mr. Fellows and others-Bronze Power Loom-Dimity Power
Loom-Fork and Grid Stop-thread Motion-Spinning Machine with
256 Spindles, &c.—Net-work or Lace-Decorations of Solomon's
Temple-Babylonian Pen-knife-Cuteness of Yankee Travellers-
Silk manufacture in China-Weaving in India-Pope Alexander VI,
his Account of the Cloth Manufacture in Ancient Times-Arkite
Ghiden Ghelen-Discoveries in Arabia-Spinning, by Zabozok, of
Nodville-Zannkul K. Euzen, King of Nodville-Wallotty Trot's
Spinning Jenny-Origin of Weaving, by Ghelen-Oration on Weav-
ing, Delivered by Arphaxad before Deioces, first King of the Medes-
Lemuel P. Arybas, of the Plains of Shinar, the Inventor of the Jaw-
Temple-Letter from Alexis Kersivenus, of Alexandria, Egypt,
Alarm Loon-Dangers of Working with Arphaxad's Loom-Mr.
Samuel Slick, of Lowell, Mass., his Pretensions to the Invention of the
Fly Shuttle-Tapestry Weaving among the Ancient Egyptians, with
Imperial Let-off and Take-up Motions- Account of Joseph's Coat, by
Pope Leo X-The Pope in error-Basharaboo's account of Joseph's
Coat-Weaving in Palestine, Described by Pope Leo X-Weaving
Gold and Silver-Wire-drawing Machine, Invented by Zurishaddai,
of Sidon-Pope Gregory XVI's Samples of Gold and Silver Lace-
wire, &c.—Specimen of Egyptian Shebetz, procured from Mehemet
Ai Viceroy of Egypt-Egyptian Carpets, with raised Pile--Contest
in Weaving between Minerva and Arachne-Suicide of Arachne-
Cotion Manufactures of India—Verses on the Art of Weaving-Pro-
gress of Weaving in Europe-Letter from Alexis Kersivenus-Pro-
gress of Arts, Manufactures, &c., in the United States of America. .

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SECTION FIRST.

PLAIN WEAVING.
Winding or Spooling-Beaming-Drawing or Entering-Yarn Beam-

Cloth Roller-Rods---Headles-Lay and Reed-Temples--Shuttles
-Operation of Weaving-Sizing-Treading-Crossing the Shuttle

-Striking up the Weft-Stripes and Checks—Warping Striped
Webs, &c. . . . . . .

. . . . . 69 .

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SECTION SECOND.

TWEELING.

Tweeled Cloth-Mounting of Looms for Tweeling-Draughts and Cord-

ings—Arrangement of Treadles-Breaking the Tweel—Various kinds

of Tweels—Various kinds of Tweeled Stripes—Dimity Cord Mount-

ing-Dornic and Diaper-&c. . . . . . . . .

SECTION FOURTH.

WEAVING CROSSED WARPS.
Common Gauze-Gauze Mountings-Whip Net-Spider and Mail Nets-

Patent Net or Night Thought-Princess Royal Net-Dropped Nets, &c. 124

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SECTION TENTH.

PLAIN WEAVING, BY POWER.

Sharp, Roberts & Co.'s Loom-Howard and Scattergood's Loom, with

C. G. Gilroy's Improvements thereon-C. G. Gilroy's Improved Loom
-Amassa Stone's Loom-Oliver C. Burr's Loom-Gilroy's Patent-
Welcome A. Potter's Loom-Horace Hendrick's Loom-Frederick
Downing's Loom-Elijah Fairman's Loom-0. M. Stillman's Loom
-W. T. Shallcross's Loom-Thomas Welch's Loom-Thomas Mel-

lowdew's Loom. . . . . . . . . . . . 345

SECTION TWELFTH.

FIGURED WEAVING, BY POWER.

Damask-Haight and Bigelow's Carpet Looms—Tompkins and Gilroy's

Damask Loom-C. G. Gilroy's Marseilles Quilting Loom, with Thomas
Yates' Improvements thereon-E. B. Bigelow's Quilting Loom-
Berry's Metallic Tissue Loom-Glass Weaving-C. G. Gilroy's Full-
harness Jacquard Loom-Dohmme and Romagney's Jacquard-Fred-
erick Goos' Jacquard-C. G. Gilroy's Presser-harness Jacquard Loom
-Claims of E. B. Bigelow's Patents-Evidence of Select Committee of
the House of Commons on Arts and Manufactures-Reed Scale-
Gilroy's Specimens of Design Paper-French Card Cutting or
Punching Machine--Reports of French, English, and other Manufac-
turers on C. G. Gilroy's Looms, with Letter from Hon. H. L. Ells-
worth-C. G. Gilroy's Loom Mountings, &c. . . . . . 423

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