Thursday, November 12, 2009
Loom for Sale
Glimakra Ideal Loom (39 inch) with horizontal countermarche setup, 8 shafts, 10 treadles. See the Glimakra USA website for specifications and detailed information about this model.
1000 heddles, bench, rubber feet, lease sticks (pair), warp sticks (24), 4 stainless steel reeds (6, 8, 10, and 12-dent), 2 raddles (one built in, one bolts on), 3 Glimakra ski shuttles, 2 stick shuttles, Toika metal temple (16-24”), Glimakra wood temple (32-51”), extra Texsolv cord, anchor pins and arrow pegs.
Simplified Countermarche Tie-up System (as documented by Peter Collingwood). Includes cords, board, nuts & bolts, and metal separator bar. Add $200 to loom price.
For reference, see the 20+ Device at www.woolhousetools.com – they manufacture a commercial version of this tie-up system.
Asking $1,300 for the loom and accessories. Optional tie-up system $200 additional.
The loom is located in San Luis Obispo County, California. I really don’t want to crate and ship it. I’ll deliver within California for the price of gas (and help reassemble it), or you can pick it up. Disassembled, it should fit in most mid-sized or larger cars (compact or smaller would be tight unless you can remove seats).
The loom was second-hand when I bought it, and according to Joanne Hall of Glimakra USA, probably built in the early 1980s. It was my primary loom from 1993 to 1997, but hardly used after that. I’m selling it to make room in the studio for the jacquard. The Glimakra is a great loom – as good for rugs as for fine threads.
If interested, contact me by email (sandra at 3springshandworks dot com). If anyone in your local guild might be in the market, please feel free to pass along the link to this post.
Posted by Sandra Rude at 10:29 PM