2015.0028.001 HH Tool; overall
  • 2015.0028.001 HH Tool; overall
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Tool (for textiles) (Loom)

  • Category:


  • Place of Origin:

    Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Oak, red

  • Museum Object Number:

    2015.0028.001 HH

  • Complete Details

Object Number

2015.0028.001 HH

Object Name

Tool (for textiles) (Loom)



Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase with funds provided by Mrs. Jeanne L. Asplundh

Place of Origin

Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

Likely created in Berks, Montgomery, or Bucks County.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Side; IIV


Oak, red

Dimensions (inches)

1.875 (H) , 9.125 (L) , 0.75 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

4.762 (H) , 23.177 (L) , 1.905 (W)

Object Description

Web - 12/16/2016

This wedge is part of a loom that was used in southeastern Pennsylvania for over two hundred years. This piece of oak is located on the right side of the loom and supports the stretcher located underneath the warp beam.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Pritchard, M. E. 1954 A Short Dictionary of Weaving: Including Some Spinning, Dyeing and Textile Terms and a Beginner's Guide to Weaving and Dyeing. 196.