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Donated Nilus Leclerc 45″ Fanny

A woman who is now in a retirement home donated her Nilus Leclerc 45″ Fanny loom to the Manitoba Weavers which had been in storage.  I was asked if I could find hardware for it since these had become lost.  I said that I would be glad to see what I could do so my wife brought it home six hours north from Winnipeg when she returned from a work engagement there.  In transit she discovered that it has a strong odour, which I suspect is from smoking?  We put it in storage in a protected shed for now and once winter sets in I will bring it in a piece at a time and reassemble and refurbish it.  All of the parts of the frame itself look to be present.

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The finish on the wood will have to be stripped and refinished.  Overall it is mechanically in good shape, but the finish is worn in many places from numerous causes.

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The reeds are rusted and will be discarded; the heddles are in fine shape.

 

This is what a Leclerc Fanny looks like when it is properly assembled.  I suggested that if the project comes out well that someone donate a reed and then that the club raffle it off?

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A Tremendous Day!

After years of planning we finally have a permanent location for our 45″ LeClerc Mira loom.  Whereas it had been off to the side before, now it sits prominently in our home with more than enough working space around it.  We have been working toward this day for years.  Now to rig it up and wind a warp.  Wow, are we happy!!!  What a beautiful loom…

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Loom Disassembly – 45″ Nilus Leclerc Mira

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This afternoon I unwrapped the loom, took photos so that I could reassemble it, and took it apart so that I could get it through the door.  Basically, it is in very good, workable shape.  It’s a 45″ Nilus Leclrec Mira.  You can tell that it has had some real work done on it, but it is still solid, and not been abused.  I will strip its finish since it shows some wear, and put a new finish on it over the next several days.  Then I will find a place for it and assemble it here.

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