Friday, June 28, 2013

It has been a busy week in east Tn, at least for me!  The Tuesday Weavers had another loom donation, and since I had room for one last loom, I volunteered to babysit it, until we have room at the center.

After several failed attempts to pick the loom up, Lou Ann and I were able to pick her up.

We often get donations, and many times we don't really know what we are going to see when we get there.   Turns out this loom is the Hearthside Loom,  a 6 harness/ 6 treadle loom sold by Sears in the 1940's. 
She is cleaning up nicely with a little Danish oil, I chose Golden Oak as my color.  It seemed like the best color for this thirsty loom.
 I have never seen a loom quite like this one, she folds up to save space if you need, but she is in no way a portable!  I love this front beam support that swings out when you unfold her.
 I am a little confused by the back beam, it does not quite seem to fit, and there is this funny ratchet on the outside of the loom.  I think it goes on the inside, but that will take further tinkering on my part.
One of my favorite features is that the back beam can be made a sectional beam, all I have to do is put pegs in those holes!

It is going to take me some time to have this loom up and running, Mary Ann Akin, the donor, is looking for some of the pieces she hadn't found in time for the pick up, like the treadle hooks.  Until I get those however, I think I will be busy enough cleaning her up!


Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina

7 comments:

LA said...

I was so surprised to hear that this loom dated to the 1940's. That Danish oil seems to make a lot of difference.

Bonnie said...

Looking good.

Dorene said...

I just purchased one of these, so I will be interested to see what it takes to get her going. I have all my parts, so if there is something you need to see, let me know.
dorene@dorengayle.com

Tina J said...

Dorene, I tried to email you, but the address did not work!

Dorene@dorenegayle.com said...

My email,address is dorene@dorenegayle.com. I can't get my brake system set up right. Would love it if you could email me some detaile pictures of the front and back beam, or anything pertaining to locking them into position and holding tension tight. I am very frustrated trying to figure it out.

isabrowneyedsue said...

The lower gear thing is a counting gear for sectional warping. There should be a metal peg on the shaft of the warp beam that turns the sprocket one click for each revolution. :)

isabrowneyedsue said...

The lower gear thing is a counting gear for sectional warping. There should be a metal peg on the shaft of the warp beam that turns the sprocket one click for each revolution. :)