1838 Kimball's Patent Model of a Loom Let-Off and Take-Up


Take-Up and Let-Off for Power Looms Patent Model

Patent No. 758, issued May 30, 1838

Stephen Kimball of Putney, Vermont

Kimball’s patent refers to the application of friction to the yarn beam of a power loom. This was accomplished by using a belt, made of steel or iron, which formed nearly a circle around the warp beam. Friction was created by adjusting a screw that caused the circular belt to contract or expand in turn, to increase or decrease the drag on the beam. An elliptical spring eased the movement of the beam within the belt and helped maintain the evenness of the cloth.

Model Constructed: before 1838-05-30Patent Date: 1838-05-30

Inventor: Kimball, Stephen

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: Vermont, Putney

Classified: Patent ModelsInvention


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Related Publication: Janssen, Barbara Suit. Patent Models Index

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T11412.002Catalog Number: T11412.002Accession Number: 89797Patent Number: 758

Object Name: loom let-off and take-up patent modelObject Type: Patent Model

Physical Description: wood (overall material)metal (overall material)

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-2b9e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1069585

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