Jacquard loom card - 1860 8 of 51
Close-up of punched card for controlling weaving loom.
The holes are at approximately 4 mm intervals.
A proposed pattern had to be converted to cards, and punched by hand. The cards were then tied together in chains. This card is from a factory on Humber Road, Beeston, which closed in the late 1970s.
Nottingham staff wrote software to produce the cards automatically.
Similar machinery is still in use abroad.
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