Saturday, November 14, 2009

New To Me Loom

Counter Balance Loom
This was one of three looms a friend was gifted when her neighbor passed away. She didn't have room for all of them so she decided to let some of the things go and I purchased this one from her. It's a lovely counterbalance loom that was part of a productionworkshop about 30 years ago. Even though no one had used them in years the looms were in nice condition.
I'd like to know more about this loom and who the maker is, see the logo in two pictues below. It' s by someone named Ross, can't make out the first name but looks like it starts with an L. If you know about these looms please get in touch with me.
More photos below....

From the back:

You can see from the back of the loom here, the piece the original owner had on it was just cut with fabric left on the front beam and warp on the back.

I've got to figure out how to set the sheds right, they kind of came apart in the move but it shouldn't bee too hard with some help from my friends.

Here is the front of the loom, it's got a nice bench attached, and the beater is hung from above so it will be nice on my arms.

Here you can see some notes taped on the bench, this was a production loom so I'm sure it's for a particular pattern.

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1 comment:

chris said...

Looks like the first name is Levi. I Googled Levi Ross loom and came up with some historical reference, but I think it's just a coincidence. I've never heard of them before. Probably a woodworker with a stamp who made a couple looms and put his mark on them.