Re: Old heddles

Bill Koepp <bgkoe@...>

They appear to be
connected to each other and made by some form of knotting.
This looks like it was an advancement in the making of heddles, as
it's mentioned in Fox's text:

"Heald-making (the old term for heddles) is now a special business
and is usually conducted in separate establishments. During the
latter half of the nineteenth century healds were greatly improved by
the introduction of automatic knitting machinery and by the skill and
care bestowed upon sizing, varnishing and drying them..."

Ref: The Mechanism of Weaving, 1894, 1900, 1907, 1911, 1922, by
Thomas W. Fox. no ISBN

Bill & Gaye Koepp in California

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