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357 days ago

Any help ID’ing this would be appreciated


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#1 posted 357 days ago

Looks like a loom shuttle.

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#2 posted 357 days ago

I was thinking the same as renners!

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 357 days ago

A loom shuttle would be my guess also.

-- Thank goodness I don’t do this for a living, because I would surely starve.

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#4 posted 357 days ago

Yup

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 357 days ago

Appears to be a shuttle from a Jacquard loom I once saw during a tour of Burlington Industries in North Carolina.

-- --half full, half empty? How about twice as big as it needs to be?

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#6 posted 357 days ago

Replica of Viking beard shaver/sword sharpener combination tool (late model with spring action).

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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#7 posted 357 days ago

Yes, it is an old shuttle for weaving, not just jacquard. It holds spools of weft thread that is used to create fabric. The flat (metal?) piece that flips up, is used to hold the spool in the shuttle, there should be a slot or hole for the thread to come out of to be wound off while weaving. Maybe it is where the tassel of thread is in the picture? This type is called a boat shuttle.

i have loads of these, but never seen one with this design. Usually they have a round pin that the spool of thread slides over to secure it in the shuttle. I am assuming that the metal part that flips up and down serves the same purpose of holding the spool in the shuttle. The spring at the tip would be to tension the thread so that it doesn’t roll off too quickly but isn’t tugged back either.

(Why yes, I am a weaver).

-- As if I needed another hobby!

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#8 posted 357 days ago

Well…....I guess that clears that up…...Cause I didn’t have a clue…..I don’t weave…..lol…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#9 posted 357 days ago

Wow, I had no idea what it was but now that I’m looking at pics of other loom shuttles that’s definitely what it seems to be.

I appreciate the responses very much.

I actually bought this at my local thrift store because it seemed to be interesting. I was just not having any luck figuring out what it was.

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#10 posted 357 days ago

redSLED While I will defer to your expertise in all of these “whatzit” threads…. A viking man would never shave a beard…. so this is obviously the celtic version of said combo tool, or a possibly viking combination womens makeup kit/beard shaver.

-- Who is John Galt?

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#11 posted 356 days ago

joey, in redSLED’s defense, he never said it was the male Vikings shaving their beards.

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#12 posted 356 days ago

I used to weave a lot…. but as I got old I began to weave less and less until now I only have a drink about once a month :)

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#13 posted 356 days ago

JayT Good defense…. I missed that… my apologies red you remain the expert!!

-- Who is John Galt?

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#14 posted 356 days ago

Fiddlebanshee, I don’t believe this type shuttle is made to carry a spool. I believe the end of the thread is pinched into the shuttle and the spool is mounted on the loom. It looks like the shuttles that were used at Beavertown Mills before they closed.

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#15 posted 356 days ago

...and this is a LOON shuttle.

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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