The electric jacquard-loom of the type G.A. Roscher from the 1930s was originally in use in the industrial vocational school in Nordhorn (Germany, Lower Saxony). Today the weaving machine can be found in the LWL-Industrial Museum Bocholt Textile Factory and is put in operation for demonstrational purposes.
This machine serves the purpose of fabricating cloths with patterns. The sound of this machine emanates from its mechanism: the up and down motion of the „shafts“, the „shuttles“ moving back and forth and the hammering of the „weaving comb“ are the main sounds heard here.
The „shafts“are frames on the front side of the weaving machine each of which moves a number of the warp threads (which are stretched lengthwise in a loom) up and down. By doing so they open a gap between the warp threads, through which a shuttle connected to a weft thread (which runs crosswise to the warp threads attached to the loom) is shot. After every weft insertion a weaving comb beats the weft thread down onto the cloth so that it remains tight.
Sound recordist: Konrad Gutkowski/Julian Blaschke
Photographer: Konrad Gutkowski/Julian Blaschke
Video recordist: Konrad Gutkowski/Julian Blaschke