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Accession # SRM1979-60.5

Tape loom

19th century


Loom tape is a thin strip of cloth or linen and was used as trim on clothing and for numerous household tasks, such as straps for bags. The particular loom has two saw-blade like stops, one at each end, and a moveable beater and heddles. Other tape looms might be hand held, with one end of the tape secured to a stick that was in turn, secured to the person looming and the other end being secured to something stationary, like a door, for tension.




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