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GH box loom 009

Hole-and-slot tape loom based on examples from European folk-history museums. Built by Fred Hatton.

Hole-and-slot tape loom with two sets of holes, one above the other. The loom frame is a rectangular box without a top. The the short sides of the rectangle form the front and back of the box and are taller than the long sides. The warp beam is set into supports at the back of the box. The heddle is inset on the front of the box. The top of the piece of wood forming the back side of the box, behind the warp beam, has some decorative woodwork, as does the top of the heddle board. The cloth beam is mounted behind the heddle board, inside the box on one of the lower side walls. Below the heddle there is a horizontal slot in the front board. The slot is in line with the cloth beam mounted inside the loom frame. The loom is warped and there is a shuttle and partially-woven tape at the front of the loom. The tape is not being fed through the horizontal slot below the heddle. The loom is based on examples from European folk-history museums. Built by Fred Hatton.