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For sale: Gilmore 4 Harness Floor Loom

Price: $2500

6 Treadles
1 loom
1 Bench
All the tools and accoutrements
2 Warping Boards, one new and assembled, one disassembled and old.

Location: Larkspur, CA

Contact: Sarah Grierson-Dale <sarahgdale@gmail.com>


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(posted 6/28/19)

For sale: Bergman Loom, #A413 109-8505, patent #2057997

Price: $500

This is a 10 treadle, 42” jack loom built ca. 1969, currently holding a Gilmore 4 harness frame, with room for another 4 harness frame. It has an abundance of metal heddles and a brand new 32/15 stainless reed. Includes lots of shuttles and a warping board; does not include a bench. Bergman looms were patented in 1936 for their ability to fold into a compact size, even once warped. Front and back sides swing in to reduce depth from a 46” to 21”. There are storage cubbies in the front for supplies, etc., and a long storage area across the top. Total dimensions are: 58” L x 49” H x 46” D.

Purchased in 1983, this loom has been well cared for over the years. Buyer is responsible for transport from Petaluma, CA.

There are online resources/special interest groups for Bergman aficionados:

Contact: Raye Lynn Thomas, 707-364-7249, rayelynnt4@gmail.com

(posted 6/28/19)

For sale: Virginia City Comstock Antique Weaving Loom

Price: $600 OBO

Antique weaving loom. I recently purchased another loom, and must part with this one. 44 inches weaving area, 4 harness, 6 pedal. It has metal heddles and 1 extra reed. I purchased it in the 90s from the (Harrison) family of a woman that died in the early 1950s. She was an original settler of the Virginia City Comstock, and this was the loom she used a majority of her life. There used to be photos of her in a local museum, but the photos have been moved to storage and the museum is unsure if they are still available. This loom is solid wood and has all original parts, except for a couple of carriage bolts. It is a beautiful piece for weaving use or an antique. I can include a shuttle if needed.

Location: Reno, NV

Contact: Lori Wilson at 775-221-3016 (call or text), or email nvscoutmom@gmail.com


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(posted 5/29/19)

For Sale: Lillstina Swedish floor loom

I have had this loom since the 1970s and have recently purchased a larger floor loom. It is a 6 pedal, 4 harness 42-inch loom. It has one reed. I have it currently warped for ideas. The nice feature of a Lillstina is its size and ability to fold while warped. This loom is compact but has the ability to weave rugs if desired.

Price: $300

Location: Reno, NV

Contact: Lori Wilson at 775-221-3016 (call or text), or email nvscoutmom@gmail.com


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(posted 5/29/19)

Solid Eastern Rock Maple Jack Loom for Sale
8 harnesses, 14 treadles, weaves 46” wide

Includes: rattle, 2 stainless reeds (6, 10), stainless heddles, sectional warp beam, Gilmore loom bench with drawer, warping sticks, 10 boat shuttles, 24 bobbins, bobbin winder, 7 additional shuttles, combs, hooks and warping board as well as
weaving books. Excellent condition! $1800.

Complete setup for home or studio, capable of weaving fine fabrics to wall hangings. Loom is 58” W x 44” deep x 38” H. May be disassembled for moving.

Suzanne McCulloch
Berkeley, CA


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(posted 4/4/19)

spinning wheel for sale

For Sale: Spinning Wheel 

Double drive Ashford type solid oak spinning wheel, with distaff for flax, extra bobbins; includes 1 yard niddy-noddy, swift, flat carders, small amount of fleece and roving. Excellent Condition! $500.

Suzanne McCulloch
Berkeley, CA


(posted 4/4/19)

For sale: 45-inch, 16-shaft Ahrens and Violette mechanical dobby loom

I am selling my deceased wife's 45" 16-shaft Ahrens and Violette mechanical dobby loom. It includes a sectional beam, a single box fly shuttle, raddle, tension box and 60 dobby bars, as well as a wall-mounted beam winder. Perfect condition and zero use since 1985.

Asking price: $2,000

Contact: Bill Barton 415 497 0048 (cell)


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(posted 2/25/19)

Leclerc Nilus loom for sale

For sale: 4-harness, 6-treadle Leclerc Nilus 45-inch floor loom 

$595. Good condition.

Made in Canada, maple wood. This is a sturdy loom and easy to warp. Both breast beams are removable for easy access to reed and heddles. Back beam folds for storage.

Loom has been in storage for several years. It needs a new canvas apron (under $50; see www.camillavalleyfarm.com).

Bench, warping board, shuttles, new heddles, and books included.

Location: Sebastopol/Occidental. Jonive, off Bodega Hwy. No delivery included. Buyer must pick up at location.

Contact: For more photos, or to view, email: huckabay@synth.org or call: MaryAnn (510) 684-6462 (leave vm).


(posted 2/10/19)

Leclerc Nilus 45 loom

<strong>Leclerc Nilus Floor Loom For Sale in Santa Rosa</strong>

4 shaft/6 treadle floor loom/45-inch weaving width, includes 4- reeds, varying widths: 32"-45"

In storage and good condition. No delivery included/Buyer must pick up at storage unit located on Hopper in Santa Rosa, with easy freeway access and location.

$350 or BO will be considered.

<strong>Contact:</strong> Deb Tribbey at 707-592-2513 (cell/best contact for VM or text), for more info and pick up arrangement.


(updated 2/5/19)

1. 15" 4S leclerc table loom

2. 15" 8S leclerc table loom ( all new heddles)

3. 20" 4S Schacht table loom

4. 24" 4S table loom (maker unknown)

5. 24" 4S table loom (maker unknown)

6. 20" 4S table loom (maker unknown)

FOR SALE (photo far left)
22" Harrisville Design, 4 shaft, 4 treadle floor loom with one 12 dent reed.
Maple stained dark.
Decent little loom, folds up, all parts working except beater is slightly off so
needs attention as you weave. Could be fixed.
RGFA loom
contact Marta Shannon, martaashannon@gmail.com or 707-364-2354

FOR SALE (photos near left & center)
50" Glimakra Viking jack loom, 4 shaft, 6 treadles, texsolv heddles, needs a reed
and some TLC. Would make a great rug loom...super sturdy!
RGFA loom
contact Marta Shannon, martaashannon@gmail.com, 707-364-2354



(posted 1/19/19)

For Sale: 50-yard Leclerc warping wheel

Hello, my name is Sarah Grierson, I live in Larkspur and I have a 50-yard Leclerc warping wheel for sale for $400. New it sells for $725.

It is in good working condition, has an easy set-up and take down. It is worn and weathered a bit from being stored in a shed but it's great and very discounted.

If you live in the Bay Area I can deliver it. Let me know if you have any questions.

Contact Sarah @ 1-415-559-1273 and sarahgdale@gmail.com


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(re-posted 1/19/19)

For sale: Schacht 14-Yard Warping Board

Maple, 39" x 31" x 6"
Lacks hardware (corner nuts & bolts)
I am asking $85, located in Larkspur

Contact Sarah @ 1-415-559-1273 and sarahgdale@gmail.com


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(re-posted 1/19/19)

WANTED: old j-hook heddle bar holders for 100-year-old loom

3¼" long with threads at end. Many people had them on older looms but they replaced them with the spring loaded screw. If you kept the old style and wish to sell I'd be interested in purchasing several.

Contact: Julie at 707-200-8469 (home) or 323-309-6644 (mobile), or email at jsergojan@yahoo.com


(re-posted 1/19/19)