Multishaft counterbalance looms
...and some "different" configurations for the tie-up of horses.
I stumbled on Sue's blog the other day, and found some astonishing CB pictures.
I don't know Sue, but she has informative and picture-heavy posts about travels in India and Turkey. Because of the many pictures I will first link directly to the one I found most interesting, and then to the actual post. All links will open I new windows.
This picture is from India.
I have never seen this arrangement before: the horses are at the top, the pulleys underneath. It makes great sense, though! Here is the blog post.
Now two pictures from Turkey. This one shows only 4 shafts, but it also shows that our obsession with measurements probably is overkill...
Blog post here
Sue writes that this loom has 24 shafts (but only 12 treadles). What can we say? That we are hopeless wimps?
Blog post (with a couple more pictures of the same loom) here