Leclerc Nilus II 45" 8-Shaft with back hinged treadles
The Nilus II (pictured in the 8 shaft 36" back treadle version) has a new design to overcome the difficulty getting a good shed sometimes found in the older Nilus. The back hinge treadles anchored at the rear of the loom ensures even tension on all treadle cords with the treadles in both rest or depressed position. This is a popular low castle jack loom with the option of 4-shaft, 8 shaft, or 8 shaft with back hinge treadles. It is available in 27 in, 36 in, 45 in, or 60 in weaving widths. It has removable front and back beams and a friction brake. Discontinued in the 1980s with the development of the Nilus II, the Nilus was reintroduced in 1998 due to popular demand. This loom is more compact than the Nilus II Larger people or those with long legs may prefer the extra size of the Nilus II, but other weavers shouldn't be affected. Standard accessories are a reed, wire heddles, boat shuttle, reed and heddle hook, 2 lease sticks, 4 warp rods, and instructions. Available options - insert eye heddles, bench, double back beam, sectional warp beam, flying shuttle beater, conversion kits for 4 to 8 shaft. Overall dimensions (for 36 in, 45 in, and 60 in) - 46 in, 55 in, or 70 in wide, 38 in (open) or 25 in (folded) deep, 44 in high. 136, 154, or 188 lbs.
Also available in counter-balance and counter-marche options.
Please note that this item cannot be returned except in case of manufacturer defect.
This item may ship directly from the manufacturer separately from other items in your order. Spinning wheels and multi-shaft looms ship free! Valid on new orders for multi-shaft looms or spinning wheels with standard ground shipping in continental USA only. May not be combined with other offers. Most looms ship in 2 - 6 weeks, wheels in 1-2 weeks. More Info.