Joseph Marie Jacquard on a chocolate box

Joseph Marie Jacquard on a chocolate box

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Credit: J-L CHARMET/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Part of a late 19th century chocolate box or wrapper depicting French engineer Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752-1834). Jacquard was the first to use punched cards to control machinery, inventing an automated loom capable of weaving figured fabrics. Silk bearing a woven-in design is still referred to as Jacquard silk.

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Keywords: automation, automation of textile industry, inventor, jacquard, jacquard loom, joseph marie, loom, portraits, surname j, textile industry

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