Draper Corporation Loom Catalogs 1932-1949

Creator
Draper Company
Size
1 linear foot (8 v.)
Location

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Call number
MC 00024

Seven loom catalogs, 1932 - 1949, and a volume of labelled photographs of sections of looms, from the Draper Corporation for the Textile School at North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State University), Raleigh, N.C. The catalogs each contain a copy of a loom order, followed by a detailed list of parts and labelled photographs of portions of the looms. The orders are dated 1937 Jan. 15 - 1949 Oct. 31.

The Draper Corporation, based in Hopedale, Massachusetts, was incorporated in 1916, but predecessor companies had been manufacturing loom parts and other textile items, including temples and spindles, in Hopedale since the early 1800s. In the 1960s, the Draper Corporation was the largest textile machine manufacturer in the United States. In 1967, the Draper Corporation was sold to Rockwell International.

Biographical/historical note

The Draper Corporation, based in Hopedale, Massachusetts, was incorporated in 1916, but predecessor companies had been manufacturing loom parts and other textile items, including temples and spindles, in Hopedale since the early 1800s. Draper had been a worldwide textile machinery technology leader from the development of ring spinning in the 1870s and 1880s through the development of automatic looms at the turn of the century and high-speed looms in the 1930s. It was a near monopoly producer of single-shuttle looms in its home market from the 1930s to the 1960s. In the 1960s, the Draper Corporation was the largest textile machine manufacturer in the United States. In 1967, the Draper Corporation was sold to Rockwell International.

Scope/content

Seven loom catalogs, 1932 - 1949, and a volume of labelled photographs of sections of looms, from the Draper Corporation for the Textile School at North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State University), Raleigh, N.C. The catalogs each contain a copy of a loom order, followed by a detailed list of parts and labelled photographs of portions of the looms. The introductory text in the first four catalogs dates from 1932 and in the next three from 1939. The orders are dated 1937 Jan. 15 - 1949 Oct. 31.

Physical description

8 v.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Draper Corporation Loom Catalogs, MC 00024, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred from Burlington Textiles Library, North Carolina State University, 2005 October (Accession no. 2005-0012).

Processing information

Processed by Linda Sellars, 2005 October

Encoded by Linda Sellars, 2005 October

Loom-Order No. 6521, Model XK, Size 40", 1 RH loom 1932, 1937 Jan.15
Box 1, Folder 1
Loom-Order No. 6680, Model X, Size 40", 2 LH looms 1932, 1938 Feb. 10
Box 1, Folder 2
Loom-Order No. 6681, Model X, Size 40", 1 LH loom 1932, 1938 Feb. 11
Box 1, Folder 3
Loom-Order No. 6682, Model XK, Size 44", 1 RH loom 1932, 1938 Feb. 15
Box 1, Folder 4
Loom-Order No. 7748, Model X-2, Size 44", 2 RH looms 1939, 1947 Aug. 21
Box 2, Folder 1
Loom-Order No. 7752, Model XP-Special, Size 46", 1 RH loom 1939, 1947 Aug. 29
Box 2, Folder 2
Loom-Order No. 8281, Model XL, Size 90", 1 LH loom 1939, 1949 Oct. 31
Box 2, Folder 3
Labeled photographs of parts of looms bound into volume undated
Box 2, Folder 4

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Draper Corporation Loom Catalogs, MC 00024, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.