THE FLYING SHUTTLES- Origins
One of the key innovations that led to modern industrialism, the flying shuttle allowed the weaving of wider fabrics and set the stage for automatic machine looms. It also led to the development of many other innovations to keep up with increased speed and potential of production. The increased efficiency also inspired the luddites to rebel against the technological improvements in the industry, and its impact helped to usher in the Industrial Revolution.
THE FLYING SHUTTLES- Re-Imagined
Fanciful land, sea and air model ships constructed from various antique parts pay homage to the romanticism of Victorian travel and adventure. Clockwork cogs, springs and other devices create wood and copper flying machines, fanciful boats and submarines and various land vehicles. While some are purely decorative, others are functional lamps and lighting accessories. Flying Shuttles can also be constructed to order, and take on additional forms, a rocket ship, time machine or almost anything else you can imagine.