(under subclass 7) Processes and apparatus for the removal of projecting weft ends from the edge of fabric, or for the removal of loops connecting nonadjacent wefts and floating along the edge of the fabric.
(1) Note. Selvage float loops often are formed in weaving on looms equipped with multiple shuttle boxes, one or more of which boxes (at any stage of weaving) contain inactive filling packages each of which is still connected by an integral length of weft yarn to the last pick of filling laid from that package and which, upon re-entry into active filling laying, operates to extend such length of weft adjacent to but outside of the fabric selvage in the form of a loop or external float thread.
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11, for inventions related to the cutting of threads floating along the surface of a fabric.
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139, Textiles: Weaving,
170.3, for means effective to prevent the fouling of inactive filling threads in multiple-shuttle-box looms, noting particularly subclass 170.4 for such apparatus combined with a cutter; and subclass 302 for loom-mounted selvage trimmers.