Flying Shuttle

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Conrado Secassi
published on 26 February 2023
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A flying shuttle, used in the textile industry to pull thread (weft) horizontally across longitudinal threads (the warp) on a weaving frame. The device was invented by John Kay in 1733 and greatly speeded up textile production. (Immigration Museum of São Paulo, Brazil)

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Secassi, C. (2023, February 26). Flying Shuttle. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17117/flying-shuttle/

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Secassi, Conrado. "Flying Shuttle." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 26, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17117/flying-shuttle/.

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Secassi, Conrado. "Flying Shuttle." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Feb 2023. Web. 22 Jul 2024.

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