A while back my parents went to an auction sale for me.
It was hard to tell them what I was willing to spend without seeing it in person. The picture in the ads was not clear, but I thought I could tell it was a Union...
My dad is used to auctions... Bulls and heifers, but he knows when to bide his time :)
He sat back and waited when the auctioneer called for 100$.
He offered 5$ ~ They sold it to him for that, LOL.
Then it was up to him to get it out of the basement it had lived in since its delivery and assembly.
He found some young guys that were willing to help and after removing a bunch of parts and the stair railing, it came up and out of the dark.
I think I'll call her "Blue".
I'll probably put a warp of something dark on it and weave the rust away. She's a sturdy little bugger tho!
I'm up to 3 functional floor looms. Two Union 2 harness and a 4 Harness Newcomb. There is a 6 harness mystery loom downstairs, but that need some major rehab. Not sure of the future of that one.
Now I've just got to find the time and energy to get to weaving on them.
All for now,