Medico Loom by Leclerc
Here's the newest addition to my Painted Floor Studio. This is a Medico table loom, manufactured by Leclerc, a Canadian company. Research suggests this loom was manufactured for WWII veterans to use. As such it utilizes hand levers for changing the shed. But as you can clearly see in this picture, I have the floor stand which includes six treadles, essentially making it a floor loom.
In this photo you can see the four hand levers (silver) in the top right corner of the loom. In the top centre area of the loom is a lock release, that allows the shafts to fall back down into place. The nice feature though, is that if you are weaving with hand levers, as you select the next lever (or pair of levers) to press, the previously pressed levers are automatically unlocked.
Now that I have this first project off the Medico loom, I have warped it and begun to follow through on lessons found in "Everybody's Weaving Book" by Alfred Allan Lewis. The warp chain I am using for the first part of the lessons is shown in the top photo. The weft colour will be gold.