This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Netting-Machine. A bobbinet loom. A machine by means of which the action of the hands is imitated, and a fabric is produced secured by knots at the intersection of the warp and weft threads. Fish-netting as well as lace-netting was formerly made by hand. Most of the nets now used for fishing purposes are woven on a net-loom invented by Geo. Patterson, of Scotland, in 1820. In principle it is the same as the bobbinet-loom. [See Bobbinet]