Large multi-harness loom for sale

February 2016
Large multi-harness loom for sale

Since I've been spending all my time lately working on the jacquard loom, my 40-shaft loom has been going unloved. So I'm selling it to reclaim space in my garage.

Here are the specs on the loom:
  • Loom model is an AVL 40, the predecessor to the A-series
  • 40 shafts
  • 48″ weaving width
  • Compudobby II
  • E-lift
  • Options and accessories:
    • Two sectional warp beams, one 1-yard circumference and one 1/2-yard circumference
    • AVL sandpaper beam
    • Bottom-swing beater
    • AVL new-style auto-advance
    • Fireside rolling temples
    • 8 reeds:
      • 5-dent (48″)
      • 7-dent (48″)
      • 9-dent (40″)
      • 10-dent (48″)
      • 12-dent (36″)
      • 15-dent (48″)
      • 16-dent (48″)
      • 18-dent (48″)
      • 20-dent (48″)
    • 4000+ heddles
    • AVL Warping Wheel, which allows sectional warping from as little as a single cone, without spool racks and tension box.
    • tons of 48″ warp sticks if you would rather beam as a plain beam
    • (optional) a large dolly mounted on leveling casters (which convert from feet to wheels) to enable the loom to be moved about easily.
There are pictures on my website, at http://www.tienchiu.com/2016/02/selling-my-40-shaft-loom/

I'm advertising it at $15K generally but will sell to guild members and their friends at $13,000. If you don't want the warping wheel, I'll knock another $400 off and make it $12,600. I am willing to help reassemble and/or troubleshoot if you are in the SF Bay Area. If you are not, I can disassemble but you are responsible for crating, shipping, and insurance.

The loom is currently set up and you are welcome to come by for a test drive. I live in Sunnyvale, CA.

Please forward to anyone you know who might be interested.

Thanks,

Tien

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