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The loom-fixers' manual. Containing rules and instructions for setting up and operating the Crompton, and the Knowles looms; the production of cloth on cam looms; spreading the warp threads in the process of weaving; and other valuable information to loom-fixers, weavers, and all others interested in weaving.
Brasher Falls, NY: A.A. Baldwin, 1883. 12mo (16.5 cm; 6.5"). 102 pp., [5 (ads)] ff., illus. Below Baldwin's wood-engraved frontispiece portrait is the information that he was a "textile designer, and publisher of textile works." His portrait shows him wearing the emblem of the Order of Masons. Later in life he was a justice of the peace in Brasher Falls.    The volume is illustrated with in-text wood engravings; the errata slip is present. The ads include a two-page spread for "Knowles' Open Shed Broad Fancy Loom" with a full-page illustration of the machine. Other pages are devoted to Baldwin's publications and supplies.    Provenance: Pencil signature on front fly-leaf of "Samuel Butterworth, Gloucester City, New Jersey, 1884."    Searches of WorldCat and NUC locate only two copies. Publisher's very dark green cloth, front cover stamped in gilt with title; front hinge (inside) cracked but board holding strongly. A very good, clean copy.
      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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