This loom just came to me recently. I got a call from a lady in San Antonio who had a loom, plus all the fixings, for sale. She was quickly moving out of her house and into a much smaller space. She needed to sell the loom. I wrote a blog about and tried to get the word out but we weren't able to find a buyer for the loom. So I bought it. I'm looking forward to weaving on this loom but it is definitely for sale now.
I had to do some research since I had never heard of this brand of loom. Tools of the Trade looms were built by Arthur Weitzenfeld in Fair Haven, VT during the 70's. As far as I can tell he only build about 450 looms so there is a limited number of them out there. From what I can tell, those who love these looms really love these looms.
Here are the particulars: 8 shafts, 10 treadles, 44" weaving width with a sectional warp beam. The package includes the lamp on the corner of the castle, the weaving bench with storage under the seat, 5 reeds (6, 8, 10, 12 and 15 dent), extra metal hettles, both a manual and an electric bobbin winder, Wooden warp sticks, and a small shuttle. Also included are a stock of samples notebooks, class notes, videos, books and booklets.
I have picked a nice selection of cotton colors that will be the first run of towels on this loom.
Note: The loom is really heavy. If you are interested in buying her, you and six very strong young people will need to come and pick her up. My husband and I managed to get her out of a house, into the back of our truck, and out of the truck and into my studio. We are not moving it again.