Loom Dance

Anderson, Sherwood
November 1954
New Republic;11/22/54, Vol. 131 Issue 21, p107
This article discusses the process of weaving in looms. The author says that a minute-man comes into a mill with a watch in his hand. It should be understood, if people do not understand, that the weaver in the modern cotton mill does not run his loom. He does not pull levers. The loom runs on and on. It is so arranged that if one of the threads among many thousand threads breaks, the loom automatically stops. It is the weaver's job to spring forward. The broken thread must be found. Down inside the loom there are little steel fingers that grasp the threads. The looms in the weaving-rooms are arranged in long rows. The weaver passes up and down. Nowadays, in modern mills, she does not have to change the bobbins.


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