Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shuttle with wheels propelled by a cord and driver.

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Examples

  • The majority of our weaving is done on two Ahrens Violette fly-shuttle dobby production looms.

    Chapter 6

  • AVL looms also have a specially designed fly-shuttle which, with a flick of the wrist, moves across the shuttle race in an easy, unbroken rhythm.

    Chapter 6

  • The efficiencies of the hand-loom with fly-shuttle and that of the treadle operated one are assumed to be, respectively, 50% and

    Chapter 7

  • With fly-shuttle and with both primary and secondary loom motions mechanically coordinated.

    Chapter 7

  • With fly-shuttle but primary motions manually coordinated

    Chapter 7

  • In the case of looms in which the primary motions are coordinated mechanically, and which have a fly-shuttle but no continuous take-up and let-off systems, a relatively high picking rate may be achieved.

    Chapter 6

  • The same basic principle of shuttle propulsion, as in the hand-operated fly-shuttle loom, is used in the power loom.

    Chapter 6

  • Weaving similar cloths on looms with a fly-shuttle, but without any of the other mechanical aids mentioned, could enable the weaver, if sufficiently skilled, to operate at speeds of up to 40 picks/min.

    Chapter 6

  • The use of this rather wide definition enables the inclusion of looms in which a fly-shuttle is used and also those in which the three primary motions of shedding, picking and beating-up are linked together by mechanical means.

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  • Looms (manufacturers and developers) (a) Hand-looms with fly-shuttle motions

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