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An Intimate Look At A Jano

This is a Leclerc Jano loom…

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I bought it a couple of weeks ago for $70.  Friends went and picked it up.  My wife brought it home two days ago when she returned from a working trip to their city.

It is still very sound, but badly in need of refurbishing; it should come back to fine working order.   The Jano was the first table loom that Leclerc marketed.  It came out during the depression and was designed to meet the need for home weaving machines when people could not afford larger floor models.   From the Jano came all later Leclerc table loom models.  This is just a record that I can use to stimulate my own recollection once the wood is stripped and refinished, and the metal is polished and painted…

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Treadle Disassembly

The most damaged part of this loom are the treadles.  There are water stains on the treadle cross member and the metal is well corroded.  The wood and metal themselves are still sound, but need to be reworked…

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…the treadle rod is welded on one end…

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…but the other end is just peened, so I lightly ground this end until it could be removed from the cast treadle bracket…

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…and rather than replace the treadle hardware I decided to keep the original equipment, which polished up well with some work…

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