L2015.1042.022 E Shuttle; overall
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Tool (for textiles) (Shuttle)

  • Category:

    Tools

  • Place of Origin:

    Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1750-1850

  • Materials:

    Fruitwood; Iron wire; Elderberry; Paper

  • Techniques:

    Carved

  • Museum Object Number:

    2015.0028.038


  • Complete Details



Object Number

2015.0028.038

Object Name

Tool (for textiles) (Shuttle)

Category

Tools

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase with funds provided by Mrs. Jeanne L. Asplundh

Place of Origin

Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

Likely created in Berks, Bucks, or Montgomery County.

Date

1750-1850

Materials

Fruitwood; Iron wire; Elderberry; Paper

Techniques

Carved

Dimensions (inches)

0.875 (H) , 10.75 (L) , 1.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

2.223 (H) , 27.305 (L) , 3.81 (W)

Object Description

Web - 12/14/2016

This shuttle came to Winterthur with a loom that has been used in southeastern Pennsylvania for over 200 years. Weavers throw shuttles back-and-forth across a fabric's warp in order to create the perpendicular weft. Shuttles were often commonly repaired several times over their history of usage, seen in the addition of a reinforcing wire in this shuttle's 'eye'. This shuttle includes paper wound around the quill marked with the words: "Last Onward Onward".

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Pritchard, M. E. 1954 A Short Dictionary of Weaving: Including Some Spinning, Dyeing and Textile Terms and a Beginner's Guide to Weaving and Dyeing. 196.