ANTIQUE NEWCOMB LOOM WEAVER HERTZLER ELIZABETHTOWN NJ

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  • Sold Date: Jun 26, 2010
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According to the "Journal of the Newcomb Looms Historical Society" and other resources, the Newcomb Loom Company was established Davenport by Charles Newcomb in 1889. The looms themselves were manufactured in Tipton, Iowa (a small town about 40 miles northwest of Davenport), while Mr. Newcomb used Davenport for a distribution point. His orginal three models were the Little Daisy, the Number 3, and the Weaver's Friend. In 1899, he began production of the Weaver's Delight, which quickly became the most popular loom of the company. In 1900, Charles Newcomb resigned from the company to 'enjoy the fruits of his labor' (he had patent rights on all four looms and was quite well off by this time). William Stark appears to have purchased the company and acted as manager, while Charles Pasche became president of the corporation. In 1919, the company was bought by Frank Knierem.

The company published a newsletter ("The Weaver's Monthly") full of weaving tips, stories from weavers, and plenty of advertisements for weaving supplies and (of course) Newcomb
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