With the help of my husband and a friend, we were able to disassemble the loom for transport to our home and reassemble it in the basement. I need to clean it up and read a little more about weaving on a counterbalance loom before I can start weaving on this loom.
The loom came with several shuttles, reeds in various sizes, a spool rack and a home made warping board in need of some repair. I purchased the loom from someone other than the original owner. The current owner's husband was selling the loom after she had passed away, so I was not able to talk to her. I do not know if this owner was the second owner or if there were any others in between her and the original owner. In a box that came with the loom I found the original sales receipt from 1946 and correspondence letters between the original owner and the Hammett company. It was an interesting trip through history and told me a little about the past of my loom. I scanned the documents to save them as some are very yellow and brittle. Here are a few of them:
Below are a couple pages from the advertisement flyer:
And a few pages from the manual:
including a couple weaving drafts: