Saturday, March 28, 2009

Story of my first Macomber Loom.

I told my husband a long time ago that I would like a loom. He was always going to antique auctions at the time. One night he went to a auction by himself and came home and walked into the house and said, "I think I bought a loom." I heard the word "loom" and was pretty excited till I remembered the word "think". What do you mean think you bought a loom. And my reply was it is in 5 boxes in the back of my truck. I went out in the dark with my flash light to take a look. Some things did resemble what parts of a loom could be. But could all the parts be there?
The next day I carried all the boxes into the house and started sorting it out. I saw it had a name tag of Macomber and a serial number. Model B No. 2 So I called Macomber and asked if they had an instruction manual. They didn't but they where real helpful. Told me it was built in the 1940's. But for that old its in good shape if its all here. I then started going to weaving guild sites, that is where more help then you could imagine came from. I had one woman mail me photos of every part of her Macomber loom and another sent the manual for an old Macomber loom. With that I was in business. I started putting it together and it took 3 days to finish it. To my surprise the only thing missing was a couple of bolts and nuts, washers. And the hardware store solved that. And even if this loom only cost $25 and a little effort it was well worth it.

1 comment:

  1. better be careful Terrie....blogging is almost as addictive as weaving!!!
    You go, girl.