Great Loom Needs a Home

This loom is available and looking for a good home. For someone who likes good engineering and production with pleasure. It was built by my mentor, Jim Ahrens in the 50’s.  Ahrens is the “A” in AVL.  My looms are either built by him or by AVL. It’s like my own loom: 10 shafts and 10 treadles. The side tie-up means you don’t have to get down on the floor to tie up the treadles. The height is 46,” Width 52,” Depth 27″  

There’s a great warping mill—large and strong and stands on the floor. That could be separate. Other equipment like shuttles, etc. goes with it.

Go to this website which my apprentice and I made to see more features and how to use them.

Besides, it is made of beautiful birdseye maple and has been in a home so is in great condition. Probably all the cords and strings will need to be replaced. I used Texsolv cords and you can get Texsolv heddles, too.

It is located in Rossmore, in the San Francisco Bay area. Call the grandchildren at 858-335-3524. Asking $200 or best offer.

7 thoughts on “Great Loom Needs a Home”

  1. If I didn’t have one just like it already, I’d snap this up! I’m gonna mention this to some friends in case they are interested. I adore mine.

  2. I, too, have an Ahrens loom. I love it. It works like a dream and is beautiful. Thanks for creating the web pages that provide the history of the looms.

  3. Peggy

    How are you feeling these days?

    I forwarded the loom info to a good friend now living just north of salem ore. Patricia Howard She is seeking a home business at this time of her life.

    With love and respect,



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