This is what I picked up today:
This is a wooden Structo table loom, probably manufactured in the 1940s (I'm working on finding better information on the manufacturing dates). It has 4 harnesses (shafts) and can weave up to 20" wide. It was missing the back beam (which holds the warp as you weave) and one other small metal peg. I bought this from a friend I was talking to at the Fiber Revival. I mentioned I was looking for small looms, and she said she had this one for sale.
I had also seen, recently, an ad for an Artcraft loom on Craigslist. The Artcraft loom was the name of this loom in the 1950s and 60s. I took a chance and drove an hour and a half into Massachusetts, and picked up this one very inexpensively:
This one had different issues than the one I got from my friend, and was missing different parts. It did, however, have the parts I needed to complete my Structo! Both looms together cost less than $100 total. I plan to sell off any parts of the Artcraft loom that might help someone else get their loom up and running.
That completes my loom collecting. The Structo is about 2 feet square, and can be put away in a closet or on a desk. It takes up a little more room than the inkle loom, but not much compared to a floor loom. I also plan to explore card weaving and backstrap weaving - both of those can be bundled up to fit in a grocery bag (or smaller) when not in use.
I still need to clean the reed on the Structo, which is rusty but not intolerably so. I'm told that soaking it in Coca-Cola will work. After that, I'm looking forward to putting on a cotton warp for some dishtowels! I love handmade dishtowels and have missed being able to make them!
And here is the beginning of my first inkle band! (I need to go shopping for a bunch of 10/2 cotton!)