Reed (loom accessory)

Object Number: 
Z.998
Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Wood, cane, twine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 42 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 108.6 x 9.5 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on tag tied to one end: "JOHN WARD DUNSMORE / APRIL, 1941 / SLEY" carved: on one end of frame: "XXXIV"
Description: 
Rectangular wooden frame wound with twine securing dents made of cane.
Gallery Label: 
A reed fit in the batten of a loom and was used to space warp yarns evenly.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Ward Dunsmore
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group