COTTON LOOM FIXING by JOHN REYNOLDS. Inroduction extract: There are three primary motions in weaving shedding, picking and beating-up. All other motions are auxiliary and include the let-off, let-back, take-up, filling and drop-box motions, handkerchief, multiple double-cylinder and jacquard motions. The simplest form of shedding is accomplished by cams and top rolls.... This book was originally published in 1919. Many of the earliest books on weaving, textiles and needlework, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.