Jacquard Punched Card Loom Machine (1801)
Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752-1834) developed an automatic pattern loom using punched holes in paper cards.
He based his designs on earlier designs by the French inventor Jacques de Vaucanson, who (1741) developed a loom driven by a drum pierced with holes.
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