Support: How Old Is My Standard Floor Loom?

Standard Floor Loom: The serial number can be found in the middle of the cross piece under the harnesses at the front of the loom. On older looms, the serial number may be on the castle side.

After September 1987, the serial number is the date of assembly (mmddyy.)

FL4 – FL8 = 4 or 8 harnesses

FL4-4 = 4Now-4Later

HC or LC = High Castle or Low Castle

-C = Cherry wood

Up to 4-1256, there are 36″ and 42″ weaving width floor looms. After 4-1256 there are 36″ and 46″ widths.

Standard Floor Loom Serial Numbers

Serial Number Assembly Dates
Wooden harness channels:

1 through 243

248 through 450

 

Before May 1979

May 1979 – September 1979

Metal harness channels:

4-1 through 4-117

8-1 through 8-69

September 1979 – January 1980
4-118 through 4-375

8-70 through 8-154

January 1980 – December 1980
4-376 through 4-730

8-155 through 8-239

January 1981 – December 1981
4-731 through 4-1083

8-240 through 8-330

January 1982- December 1982
4-1084 through 4-1525

8-331 through 8-428

 January 1983 – December 1983
4-1526 through 4-1759

8-429 through 8-526

January 1984 – December 1984
4-1760 through 4-2035

8-527 through 8-617

January 1985 – December 1985
4-2036 through 4-2237

8-618 through 8-687

January 1986- December 1986
4-2238 through 4-2377

8-688 through 8-750

 January 1987 – December 1987
Schacht Spindle

Schacht Spindle Company, Inc. was founded during the back-to-earth movement of the late 1960's and its accompanying craft resurgence. Their first loom was a simple tapestry loom, a version which they still make today. Over nearly 50 years, Schacht has developed a broad range of high quality hand weaving and hand spinning tools, including their popular Cricket Loom and Ladybug Spinning wheel. Schacht’s mission is to create beautiful and well-designed products that enhance customers’ weaving and spinning experience through innovative problem solving, creative ideas, skilled woodworking and craftsmanship, and friendly, knowledgeable customer service. Schacht’s family owned business is located in Boulder, Colorado.