The Jacquard Loom transformed the process of weaving fabric with its use of punched cards which gave the loom instructions and automated the process, allowing even unskilled workers to efficiently manufacture intricate patterns.


  • Title: Mechanical Jacquard Loom
  • Creator: Joseph-Marie Jacquard
  • Date Created: 1804
  • Rights: Credit: Textiles: a mechanical Jacquard loom, three-quarter view with spectators. Engraving. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution: Creative Commons 4.0 International, CC BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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