Every once in a while I will find something at the thrift store of which I have no need, but am sure there is someone who will want it. Now, I know nothing about weaving, other than the barest minimum of how it is done by hand. What I got yesterday is a shuttle - possibly a flying shuttle from what one weaver told me - and while I can read the name of the company, extended searching for information about the company has revealed only one citing - in the business directory of a journal called Posselt's Textile Journal, in the November 1910 issue. The company which made this shuttle is the Pavia Shuttle Co. and it is marked accordingly on the bottom of the shuttle, carved into the wood. Towards one end of the top of the shuttle is the word "Left" and the number "1".
Here is the article which mentioned the company:
Perhaps there is a business ad for the company but I was perusing this at 2 AM so may have missed it.
I have written to three weavers requesting information, and have forwarded the photo to them today. If you have any information about this, or the Pavia Shuttle Co., I would be very grateful for the information. Should it be something in which you are interested, it will be in my Etsy shop here:
Thanks for looking: