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[Update – October 4, 2011: The loom sold and we delivered it to the buyer on Saturday, October 1, 2011.]
A floor loom is a specialized piece of equipment for which one needs a specialized buyer. I have my Macomber Ad-a-Harness loom for sale at Rural Origins Antiques in Royalton, MN, and want to give it the best possible chance of findin the right buyer, so I thought I’d post about it here.
First, a picture of the loom …
Now for the loom description …
This is a 32-inch (weaving width) Macomber Ad-a-Harness floor loom. It has four harnesses currently, with the option to add six more. The heddles are metal. There are six treadles with room to add more, but I’m not sure of the total treadle capacity.
The loom comes with the following accessories …
- A bench (pictured)
- Warping board (pictured to the right of the loom)
- 12-dent reed
- 4 stick shuttles
- 1 long weaving pick
- 1 boat shuttle
- 1 reed hook
- 1 reed/heddle hook
- 2 weaving books (pictured): The Shuttle-Craft Book of American Hand-Weaving by Mary Meigs Atwater (not an easy book to come by – one seller is selling it for over $200 in good condition) and The Art of Weaving by Else Regensteiner
I’ve priced the loom and accessories as a package at $900, but there is room to negotiate on price. If you’re interested in either of the books separate from the loom, let me know via email: woowooteacup (at) gmail (dot) com.