1959.2812 Tape loom
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Tool (for textiles) (Tape loom)

  • Category:


  • Creator (Role):

    John Drissell (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Lower Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Pine, white; Oak, red; Paint

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Object Number


Object Name

Tool (for textiles) (Tape loom)



Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

John Drissell (Maker)

Place of Origin

Lower Milford Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

Origin is probably Lower Milford Township, Bucks County.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Heddle; Anna Stauffer AD 1795/ Den 2 ten May John Drissell/ his hand and pen


Pine, white; Oak, red; Paint

Dimensions (inches)

17.375 (H) , 16.75 (L) , 9.625 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

44.13 (H) , 42.545 (L) , 24.45 (W)

Measurement Notes

OW at end, OD between outer edges of ends.

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Article] Cummings, John & Cummings, Martha S. 1958 John Drissell and his boxes. Pennsylvania Folklife. 9, no. 4 (Fall)
A related object (loom 65.2267) is illustrated and discussed in this article.
[Book] Hutchins, Catherine E., et al. 1983 Arts of the Pennsylvania Germans.
Published in fig. 216, p. 223.
[Book] Ames, Kenneth L. 1977 Beyond Necessity: Art in the Folk Tradition.
Published on p. 75, fig. 84.
[Book] Weidert, Bonnie R. 1999 Tape Looms Past and Present.

[Book] Richman, Irwin. 2001 Pennsylvania German Arts: More than Hearts, Parrots, and Tulips.
Published: p. 80.
[Book] Cooper, Wendy A. & Minardi, Lisa. Paint, Pattern & People: Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania 1725-1850.
Published: fig. 1.50, pp. 36 and 236.
[Book] Hess, Clarke. 2001 Mennonite Arts.
See pp. 64-65 for more info. and a related tape loom.
[Book] Garvan, Beatrice B. 1982 The Pennsylvania German Collection.
See p. 59, no. 16 for a related tape loom.