Tape loom

about 1680–1720


Object Place: Massachusetts

Dimensions

52.07 x 22.86 x 1.27 cm (20 1/2 x 9 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1977.636

Medium or Technique

Oak

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Textile- and costume-making

On oak tape loom with a hole near the base for hanging; concave side near base; slits cut from upper two-thirds of loom, with holes punctured making a line through the slatsl slats secured to top rail by wooden pins with a roseheaded nail at either end.
Initials TB and compass work hexafoil inscribed beneath slits on one side; initials TB above and below slats on opposite side.

Inscription

The initials "TB" are carved on one side, and twice on the other.

Provenance

1977, museum purchase from Mrs. Donald (Elizabeth) O'Dell, 76 Green Street, Marblehead, Massachusetts (Accession Date September 14, 1977)

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund