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Antique table loom FS: Missouri Loom, 20"

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I have an old Missouri Loom for sale. It seems to be a very rare
bird; I have not been able to find a lot of info about the company
online and don't know how to date it, though I'm thinking 1940's, just a hunch.

It’s a side lever 4 harness table loom. The weaving width is 20
inches. Overall footprint is 28 x 27. The most interesting feature is
that back spool-beam. I’ve never seen another like it, but was told that
the old Structo looms had that setup. The loom folds down too.

I have not warped this up; I was going to clean it up first, but I just don’t have the energy right now for Yet Another Project.

I have a photocopy print manual for this SOMEWHERE. Just had my hands on it a few days ago but of course now I can’t find it! It is available online.

The levers/harness set up works nicely, but the loom needs cleaning
up. The main cosmetic problem is that the laminate veneer has come off
of the plywood sides, so it’s not as pretty as it could be. There is
minor de-lamination of the plywood too, but a bit of glue and clamping
would take care of that. I was told that it was found in a garage (barn?). Needs
a reed.

I think the easiest way to deal with the veneer problem is to do some
decorative painting or faux woodgraining. Either patch it over, or strip the remaining parts off, sand and paint. Pity that it won't be fully original as an good antique should be, but it should be
pretty cute when it’s finished. The main thing is to have a functional loom in my opinion.

$150 or best offer.

More photos on ravelry, here: http://www.ravelry.com/people/pocketmead...

This photo shows the side with a patch of veneer missing — it is almost completely gone on the other side. The frame is solid though. Seriously — how cute is this??