Older Ideal as Drawloom

I have to make a decision soon - hope someone can assist.  I would like to use an older Ideal as a drawloom (single pattern, drall pulleys)  - the loom is 80cm wide and 61 inches high, it has 6 treadles (I rarely weave damask with 8 shafts - athough if I want 5 I have to add a countermarch bridge.  It appeals a) the price is right, b) it is small - 31 inch weave width.

I have heard from one person that it works, but the shed can by fiddly, she isn't sure if it the loom or not.

Please jump in with opinions.


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