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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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6 Dent Reed

It’s a reed for big braids.  45″.  I needed to order both a reed and yarn for this next project.  The Leclerc reed came first.  The yarn?  Perhaps next month.  Leclerc are people with whom it is so easy to deal.  Send an email of what you want and where it is being sent.  They send you and invoice with a PayPal link.  You pay.  They send.  And the items are always very well packaged.  Usual shipping time is within a day.  While I wait to order my heavy cotton I’ll load up my warp board… tomorrow… and start something new… not sure what…  I’ll decide tomorrow after I get up…

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Who Has A 45″ Fanny? I Do!!! …and proud of it ;)

On Friday I bought, disassembled, and loaded a 45″ Leclerc Fanny loom into my car…DSC00010

Wire heddles, it is in near-mint condition.  It came with three reeds.  Their asking price was $350.  I gave them an extra $100 because of the reeds and condition and they felt good about that…I told them that I thought that their price was too low.  Just another addition to our production capacity here on the farm…

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