The Kiss of Death Story

Description

In weaving, it used to be that shuttles were reloaded by the weaver drawing the thread through the shuttle's hole with his breath. Tuberculosis outbreaks soon made a new method necessary. Horatio Rogers, M.D., takes a look back at the "Kiss of Death" shuttle.

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 179

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1970.061.222.005

Abstract

In weaving, it used to be that shuttles were reloaded by the weaver drawing the thread through the shuttle's hole with his breath. Tuberculosis outbreaks soon made a new method necessary. Horatio Rogers, M.D., takes a look back at the "Kiss of Death" shuttle.

Date Notes

Volume 61, Number 222 (Fall, 1970)

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Record Details

Originator

Horatio Rogers, M.D. (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1970). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England