The first completely automated loom was made by Jacques Vaucanson in 1745. A different power loom was built by Edmund Cartwright in 1785. Originally, powered looms were shuttle-operated but in the early part of the 20th century the faster and more efficient shuttleless loom came into use. Today, advances in technology have produced a variety of looms designed to maximize production for specific types of material. The most common of these are air-jet looms and water-jet looms. Computer-driven looms are now also available to individual (non-industrial) weavers. Industrial looms can weave at speeds of six rows per second and faster.

Loom

The first completely automated loom was made by Jacques Vaucanson in 1745. A different power loom was…

A desk is a piece of furniture similar to a table and often used in an office setting for reading, writing, or use of a computer. This desk has multiple level drawers to store office supplies and papers.

Multi Level Desk

A desk is a piece of furniture similar to a table and often used in an office setting for reading, writing,…

A copyholder is a device that holds written material for typing. They have been used with typewriters or more often on a computer word processor like Word Pad.

Vertical Copyholder

A copyholder is a device that holds written material for typing. They have been used with typewriters…

A typewriter is a mechanical device with a set of "keys" that, when pressed, cause characters to be printed on a medium, usually paper.

Type Writing Machine

A typewriter is a mechanical device with a set of "keys" that, when pressed, cause characters to be…

There were minor variations from one manufacturer to another, but most typewriters followed the concept that each key was attached to a type bar that had the corresponding letter molded. To have letters typed in exact location, the type bar was guided all its way till the ribbon by segment. When a key was struck briskly and firmly, the type bar hit an inked fabric stretched in front of a cylindrical platen that moved back and forth. The paper was rolled around by the typewriter's platen, which was then rotated by the "carriage return" lever into position for each new line of text

Type Writing Machine

There were minor variations from one manufacturer to another, but most typewriters followed the concept…

A typewriter is a mechanical or electromechanical device with a set of "keys" that, when pressed, cause characters to be printed on a medium, usually paper. From their invention before 1870 through much of the 20th century, typewriters were indispensable tools for many professional writers and in business offices. By the end of the 1980s, word processor applications on personal computers had largely replaced the tasks previously accomplished with typewriters. Typewriters, however, remain popular in the developing world and among some niche markets, and for some office tasks.

Typewriter and Adding Machine

A typewriter is a mechanical or electromechanical device with a set of "keys" that, when pressed, cause…

Credit for the invention of the electric telephone is frequently disputed, and new controversies over the issue have arisen from time-to-time. As with other great inventions such as radio, television, light bulb, and computer, there were several inventors who did pioneering experimental work on voice transmission over a wire and improved on each other's ideas.

Telephone Transmitting Device

Credit for the invention of the electric telephone is frequently disputed, and new controversies over…

The slide rule, also known colloquially as a slip stick, which is a mechanical analog computer. The slide rule is used primarily for multiplication and division, and also for scientific functions such as roots, logarithms and trigonometry, but is not normally used for addition or subtraction.Slide rules come in a diverse range of styles and generally appear in a linear or circular form with a standardized set of markings essential to performing mathematical computations. Slide rules manufactured for specialized fields such as aviation or finance typically feature additional scales that aid in calculations common to that field.

Marker for Slide Rules

The slide rule, also known colloquially as a slip stick, which is a mechanical analog computer. The…

A desk is a furniture form and a class of table often used in a work or office setting for reading or writing on or using a computer. Desks often have one or more drawers to store office supplies and papers

Wooden Cabinet Desk

A desk is a furniture form and a class of table often used in a work or office setting for reading or…

Mechanical desktop typewriters, such as this Underwood Five, were long-time standards of government agencies, newsrooms, and offices

Adjustment for Type Writing Machine

Mechanical desktop typewriters, such as this Underwood Five, were long-time standards of government…