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July 7, 1752: Jacquard’s Loom Will Weave a Durable Web

A weaver adjusts a Jacquard loom/Corbis. If you look at the top of the picture you'll see the holes that are punched in cards. Those are the patterns.

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1880- Frette introduces the the revolutionary Vincenzi looms for jacquard weaves, enabling the company to manufacture complex and outstanding linen damasks.

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Punched cards for jacquard looms - makes me think of @Mary Powers Robinette Kowal's Glamourist Histories

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