So last Sunday we went and picked it up. It came out of the Kansas City Museum. It had no documentation with it and nowhere on it does it have any name or symbol. But it was all mine!! I had no idea how to put it together or even if it was all there. But once we got it home and started looking at it, it was really fairly simple to put together.
So now I have a nice heavy duty 4 harness loom that I can make my rugs with! This is wonderful!!
You can see the other loom I have been using on the side of this one, this one just dwarfs that one!
This one has some things on it I will need to learn a little bit more about and it is missing one treadle which should be no big deal to replace.
Now I need to clean up the big box of heddles that came with it and put them in the harnesses, replace the treadle, replace a couple of bolts, buy a reed and I am ready to thread the loom! Any guesses how long it will take me to thread it the first time? I am already planning my first project on it. I am thinking log cabin rugs. That is what I was making on the other one until I decided that loom just was not heavy enough to take the abuse of making rugs.
I can see lots of long winter nights working away on my 'new to me' loom!
Have a wonderful weekend!!