Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In a loom, the roller on which the warp-threads are wound, and from which they are drawn as the weaving proceeds. It is placed at the back, opposite the cloth-beam, which receives the finished fabric.
“We begin with the first heddle on the left side of the shaft _nearest to the warp-beam_, then take the first heddle of second shaft and so on until all the shafts the set contains are used in rotation.”
“The method of making the shaft nearest to the warp-beam the first, is almost universal with the silk business and is technically called”
“The threads of the warp extend in parallel order from the warp-beam to the front of the loom, and are attached to the cloth-roll.”
“The warp-beam is a wooden cylinder back of the loom on which the warp is wound.”
“The principal parts of a loom are the frame, the warp-beam, the cloth-roll, the heddles, and their mounting, the reed.”
“From the warping-bars these bouts are carefully wound on the warp-beam.”
“It seems to me impossible to explain clearly in words, though it is simple enough in execution, the laying of the piece, the orderly placing the warp on the warp-beam.”
“The yarn-beam or yarn-roll or warp-beam was ever a very important part of the loom.”
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