[SCA-AE] Floor looms for sale
myfanwy at nauticom.net
Tue Jul 11 17:02:18 EDT 2006
Greetings from Myfanwy!
I looked at the websites, but can't determine much about the looms
based on the info and photos provided (the listings are missing little
details like the number of harnesses, condition, etc), so unfortunately
I can't tell what they're worth either.
I'm guessing from the photo that the tabletop loom listed is a LeClerc
Dorothy (4 harness). I paid about $100 for one about a dozen years ago
(having used it I'm happy I didn't pay any more than that -- it's a bit
wobbly -- but got some books and equipment included with it). I have
also paid half that amount for a 45" barn loom (which was in pieces in
a closet in the NH League of Craftsmen store in Exeter, and is
currently in pieces in my basement) -- there's a fair amount of rust,
and all the cording needs to be replaced, but we figured the reed alone
was worth that.
If anyone can get access to a thing up in New England called _The Want
Advertiser_ , there are often listings for looms --that's how I found
out about the barn loom originally.
On Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at 02:04 PM, mathilde51 wrote:
> My college (in central New York) discontinued its weaving, spinning
> and basketmaking programs a few years ago. Now they are selling the
> looms, etc. on eBay.
> Here is a link to the Oneida County Surplus page where the items are
> If the link doesn't work, you can go to www.oneidacounty.org, click
> on the eBay icon, and follow the link to view the items they have
> listed. Right now there are two looms listed, a LeClerc Nilus floor
> loom (eBay# 270004311142), and a Leclerc Nilus table loom (#
> 270004316676), plus a "LeClerc Nilus Warping Mill or Reel Floor
> Model," (# 270004323819.)
> I've heard that there are 10 more looms plus a lot of basketmaking
> supplies. They are supposed to be listed soon.
> I don't spin or weave. I have no idea what these items are worth.
> Neither does the college or Oneida County. Nor do they know what all
> the odd pieces are that are lying around with the looms, and whether
> some of them need to be matched up. So please, bid with care.
> The items are all in storage at the MVCC college campus in Rome, NY.
> I hope that this benefits some of you.
> Barbara Evans
> mathilde51 at yahoo.com
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Lady Myfanwy ferch Rhiannon
myfanwy at nauticom.net
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