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English translation: shuttle thrower

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23:23 Jul 3, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Textiles / Clothing / Fashion / 19th century text
German term or phrase: stecken (Steckerbub)
On the work done by child laborers in cotton mills
"Er kommt gleich zum Stuhl, sitzt über den Arbeiter, und wirft ihm die Schütze zu, was man stecken nennt." I also do not know what Schütze is in this context.
Mary McCusker
Local time: 19:50
English translation:shuttle thrower
Explanation:
Schütze is the shuttle.

The weaving process typically involves stepping on the proper treadle or treadles to raise the shafts, then you throw the shuttle from left to right /right to left, release the treddle, beat the weft into place, and repeat.

When weaving on a very wide loom, the shuttle is operated by a mechanical pull device, because your arms wouldn't be long enough to reach from one end to the fabric to the other ( it's called a fly shuttle system). I imagine this is the function the boy would have had.
P.S. I have a loom and used to weave a lot!
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Johanna Timm, PhD
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Local time: 16:50
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shuttle thrower


Explanation:
Schütze is the shuttle.

The weaving process typically involves stepping on the proper treadle or treadles to raise the shafts, then you throw the shuttle from left to right /right to left, release the treddle, beat the weft into place, and repeat.

When weaving on a very wide loom, the shuttle is operated by a mechanical pull device, because your arms wouldn't be long enough to reach from one end to the fabric to the other ( it's called a fly shuttle system). I imagine this is the function the boy would have had.
P.S. I have a loom and used to weave a lot!


Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 16:50
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Jul 4, 2007 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
FieldSocial Sciences » Tech/Engineering
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