The second Public exhibition was held in 1801 in the large courtyard in the Louvre during 6 days and had 220 exhibitors.
This exhibition was unfortunately not successful in neither trade nor craft industries but the fair would anyway return in 1802, 1806, 1819, 1823, 1827, 1834, 1839, 1844, and 1849.
They tried to include artists as well as manufacturers, but the artists declined the expo. Textile machinery and products become more dominant. Jacquard’s look was exhibited here which is a fabric with an intricately woven pattern by Jacquard – the inventor of the first automatic loom.