Schacht Cranbrook Countermarche Loom

Schacht Cranbrook Countermarche Loom

from 532.00

The Cranbrook Loom is widely considered to be the finest Countermarche loom available today. This Scandinavian-style loom has mortise-and-tenon construction, powder-coated breast and rear beams, treadle locks, and a fully adjustable overhead beater. A countermarche loom is a balanced system of rising and sinking shafts. There are two sets of lamms, an upper suspended lamm and a lower pivoting lamm. Each shaft works independently, its operation not affecting that of the other shafts. The tie-up system of the Cranbrook employs a special-size Texsolv nylon loop cord that remains permanently installed on the treadles and may be tied to either the upper or lower lamm.

The front, rear, and knee beams of powder-coated tubular steel give the loom added rigidity while affording better protection for the warp. The solid octagonal warp and cloth beams are 16 1/2″ in circumference. The Cranbrook can be expanded from four to six or eight shafts at any time. The locking treadles are especially helpful for rug and tapestry weaving. Solid bronze ratchet gears, pawls, and beater hanger racks are featured on all Cranbrook Looms. The warp beam ratchet gear is released by a foot pedal.

Cranbrook Design:  Originally manufactured by Bexell, then Norwood Looms, Schacht Looms is the current manufacture of this design.   Cranbrook’s unique design and the advantages of countermarche weaving.  Schacht upgrades make it even better.  They have extended the frame of the loom to increase the loom depth by 18″. This not only makes treadling easier when using high tension, it allows more room inside the frame to maneuver for threading and treadle tie-up. Because of the extra room inside the frame, Schacht designed a sliding threading bench option which makes treadle tie-up much more comfortable. Schacht added a 12 treadle option to all new Cranbrook looms–Great news for summer and winter weavers. The bench has been modified so it can be assembled with either a slanted or flat bench top.

The Cranbrook loom is available in 48″, 60″, and 72″ weaving widths.

Accessories options: 12-treadle option, a second warp beam, sectional warp beam, tool tray, sliding threading bench, beater weight, and tension box rail, and raddle. 

Included with the Cranbrook Loom:
worm gear
one stainless steel reed, 6, 8, 10, 12, or 15 dent
1000 Texsolv heddles
two cloth aprons
tie-up cords
lease sticks and warp separator sticks

This loom is made to order,   allow 8-10 weeks before shipped. 

Due to very low mark up,   No Free Freight or Discounts.  Payment by check or money order is requested.   Payment required to order loom, freight costs need to be calculated and added.  

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If you wish to order loom and/or add loom options to your new loom or existing loom.  To Order Contact Elizabeth, with your order, name and address, will invoice total due.   Note; parts and accessories may not fit older models of Cranbrooks made by Bexell or Norwood.  Confirm before ordering.

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