An improved shuttle motion of a simpler kind than that generally employed in power looms, has been invented by William Crigh-ton, of Fall River, Mass., who has taken measures to secure a patent. The improvements consists in connecting the two pickers by means of a rigid rod, so that it is made imperative for both to move together, the motion being imparted by a picker lever, which is operated upon to throw the shuttle in both directions by a single cam on a short shaft at one side of the loom. The results obtained by this improvement are the giving of the pickers a perfectly parallel motion by simpler mechanism than that commonly employed ior the purpose, and thus dispensing with the long shaft and with one cam, the invention being altogether less complicated and expensive than the separate mechanism employed in most looms to drive the shuttle in each direction.