I just picked up the cutest little dobby loom that is an Ahrens and Violette, before becoming AVL. It is a 36" folding loom, 12 shaft, mechanical dobby. the dobby bars are only about 6" long. Everything is in working order but this older model has no adjustable parts for the dobby that I can see. Every once in a while it misses a shaft but I think I can correct that with some lubrication. It is a pretty cool little loom, I have only woven about 12" of a scarf on it so far, just picked it up this afternoon. I have 3 larger AVL dobby looms and took this one in trade. Will weave on it for a few projects and make sure everything is working properly and then I'll decide whether to keep it or rehome it. Fun finding these weaving treasures.
Cathy in Michigan