March 25, 2016 at 5:19 am #415
I live in the Finger Lakes area of Upstate New York. Anyone know of a loom that might need some tlc? As Philenore pointed out that might be the easier route to a loom for me. I don’t mind cleaning and making missing parts. I do have another loom if the exchange part interests you. Of course a loom for sale in working condition is another option. ;>)
April 6, 2016 at 8:52 pm #566
A woman in Berkeley is selling two unique looms.
Loom #1 is a 20-shaft mechanical dobby loom, 40″ weaving width – the
first dobby loom Jim Ahrens ever made. (Jim Ahrens was the “A” in
“AVL” – an amazing loom builder/engineer.)
Loom #2 is a 90%-complete dobby drawloom, 30″ wide with 20 shafts,
also designed and made by Jim Ahrens. The loom is complete except for
the beater, a warp beam, and a few other pieces. It comes with
detailed plans, so a decent woodworker should have no trouble putting
together the other pieces.
The owner needs to clear out both looms by April 16 – so she says,
“Just make me an offer! Any offer!” After that the looms will be cut
up for the wood (her husband is a woodworker), which seems a real pity
considering their unique nature and history.
If you want more information, feel free to email me (I have some
photos she sent) or else contact her directly at
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April 24, 2017 at 11:59 pm #603
This loom is in the Monterey Bay Area in California. Probably a bit far for your purposes! It is a Very early Aherns. 4 shaft, direct tie, 30″ weaving width. It hasn’t been used in many years but has been stored in dry storage room and appears to be in very good condition. I took a quick snapshot with my phone and see it doesn’t do the loom justice. I could return to the owners house, open loom properly and take better photos if you are interested.
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