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This shuttle was used in the weave room of the Assabet Mills and has been in the possession of John W. Katvala for more than fifty years. Mr. Katvala is living in California, and when he learned that we were looking for a shuttle he immediately…

The shuttle, a double pointed device that carries the automatic bobbin, trails a taut thread and packs it tightly against the woven part of the fabric at the instant the shuttle reaches either end of its travel. It is the combination of the filling…

The shuttle carried the weft back and forth through the warp to make the weave.