I recently purchased an old Leclerc Nilus 45" 4 harness loom. I had to disassemble/fold up some parts during the transportation of the loom. I should have taken a photo before I moved everything around but I did not!
I've attached many photos hoping it shows clearly how the brake is currently looking. I have no idea how to set it back up. It's a very old model and I haven't had experience with this type of brake nor can I find any information online regarding it. It seems like a simple mechanism but I just can't get the kind of friction I had felt when I tested the loom. I know Leclerc offers a brake upgrade kit but I'm not even sure if that would be suitable for this loom.
The last photo depicts a part of a Leclerc brake cord that was somehow a part of the brake on my loom. I don't see where it would go or how it would attach. That being said, I'll explain how the brake is set up - There is a hook on top of the wooden brake pedal and a hook on the top end of the spring. I have a cord running from the hook on the brake pedal through two roller guides & it connects to the hook on the top end of the spring. As it is in the photos, there is no friction holding the brake in place. I know I must be missing something because I felt solid friction before I disassembled the loom.
I'd really appreciate any info. Thank you!
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