Narrow shuttle loom
The sound of loom in operation was recorded in the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź (Poland).
It is a complete and fully operational power overpick loom intended for the manufacturing of bareface fabric. It was manufactured in 1892 by Maschinenfabrik Ruti vorm. Caspar Honegger A.-G; iron cast was performed in Łódź. Initially, the loom had been equipped with joint line shaft, replaced in the 20th century by electric motor. Narrow loom was intended for the manufacturing of cheap canvases – fabrics with the width of up to 90 cm.
In 1892, the loom had become part of the machinery of Scheibler Factory in Łódź (factory at Milionowa Street). The merger of Scheibler’s and Ludwik Grohman’s factories in 1921 resulted in the creation of the biggest textile plant on the European continent. The loom was in operation in the factory at Milionowa Street until 1983, irrespective of ownership changes that occurred within the said period of 90 years. Subsequently, it was for a dozen years used in a private weaving workshop. At present, it constitutes one of the exhibits of the Central Museum of Textiles.
Sound recordist: Monika Widzicka
Photographer: Piotr Leszczyński
Video recordist: Piotr Leszczyński