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The Raquette

 

The "Jacquard raquette" mechanic

 

Less known than the 104 Jacquard mechanic, the "raquette" had been especially used bys "passementiers" of Loire and Haute Loire, near Lyon, in France. It contained generally 52 hooks (as this model), or 26 hooks.

Of simpler manufacture, the ascending movement of the "raquette" makes not in a vertical way as on the mechanics 104, but transverse, what requires a regulation different from shafts, because hooks placed before (to the left on the photo) are going to raise less high than those placed most to the right.

 

 

 

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