from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a set of cog-wheels having varying numbers of teeth of the same pitch, used to vary the angular velocity of the axis or arbor of a machine in any required degree.
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Furthermore, it includes looms which not only incorporate the above additional features, but which also have mechanical means for the controlled/synchronised take-up of the woven cloth (by change-wheel gear train) and a negative
Both motions are suitable for the types of cloth covered by this memorandum, but the pickles motion has one particular advantage: the number of teeth in the change-wheel is equal, or very close, to the actual number of picks per inch inserted, whereas with the five-wheel system, the larger the number of picks required in the cloth the smaller the number of teeth required in the wheel.