Reed (loom accessory)
Wood, cane, twine
Overall: 1/2 x 42 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 108.6 x 9.5 cm )
handwritten in ink: on tag tied to one end: "JOHN WARD DUNSMORE / APRIL, 1941 / SLEY" carved: on one end of frame: "XXXIV"
Rectangular wooden frame wound with twine securing dents made of cane.
A reed fit in the batten of a loom and was used to space warp yarns evenly.
Gift of John Ward Dunsmore
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