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The Jacquard Loom

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February 02, 2015

The Jacquard Loom

A brief overview about the history of Joseph-Marie Jacquard, inventor of the Jacquard Loom leading up to how it was the precursor to modern computers.


Bobbi Billard

February 02, 2015



  2. What is the Jacquard Loom? The Jacquard Loom is a

    mechanical loom that produces elaborate designs in an intricate weave. It was invented by Joseph-Marie Jacquard.
  3. Joseph-Marie Jacquard • Born July 7, 1752 in Lyon, France

    • Son of a master silk weaver • Learned the inner workings of the loom during his job as a drawboy • Exhibited his first version of a loom for weaving figured silk in 1801
  4. "The iron was sold for old iron, the wood for

    kindling, while I was delivered over to universal ignominy.”
  5. Jacques de Vaucanson: Inventor of the Vaucanson Loom The Jacquard

    Loom was based off of the Vaucanson Loom above
  6. In 1804, Jacquard unveiled the loom that bears his name

    today. Model of the first Jacquard Loom
  7. A statue in his memory was erected six years after

    his death in Lyon, France in the exact same spot where they destroyed his first invention. Jacquard died in 1834
  8. How the Jacquard Loom Works Punch Cards

  9. The Jacquard Loom: Precursor to early computers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwozgRPLVC8

  10. The Modern Day Jacquard Loom • controlled by computers in

    place of the original punched cards • scan from a photo in order to create the patterns • can have thousands of hooks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5MGF_MNcmY