Shuttles and Spinning Rings

Shuttle manufacturers were key to supplying precision manufactured shuttles for the expanding textile manufacturing market.  Precision rings enabled higher efficienciesThese advertisements provide a glimpse of what was available.

One of the earliest ads: A. D. Clark Shuttle Co. Patent dating to 1868. from Textile Record 1880

Dudley, Litchfield, Union and Woonsocket from Boston Journal 1901.

Pawtucket and Sterling from 1913


Lowell, Shambow and Talbot 1922









Greist and Whitinsville 1924






With many thanks to Peter Metzke for supplying these vintage ads.