I have been to look at a loom inherited by a young person interested in weaving. It is her Grandmother's Douglas Andrew Counterbalance floor loom - at least that is what the accompanying instructions say! She has done a fantastic job of putting it back together. However, the loom seems to have been 'adapted' in some way and the original beam that carried the pulley's and horses is now missing as are the pulley's and horses themselves! There are four holes on each of the side top beams where we think this pulley/horse beam should be but they have been almost covered over with a different construction.
So my questions are:
- does anyone have detailed instructions/descriptions of the Douglas Andrew Counterbalance Floor Loom (we have the original two sided sheet giving 'Instructions for assembling the loom' and 'How to tie up your loom ready for weaving' but they are not particularly helpful!).
- does anyone have one of these looms and is able to provide detailed photographic information about the beam that carries the pulleys and horses and how it slots into the side frame?
Many thanks for any suggestions/ help/ advice.