NILUS II


NILUSII.gif (104018 octets)Counter-balanced, Jack-type
or
Jack-type with back hinge treadles


The Nilus II 4s is available in two versions- Jack or counterbalance. The 8s loom is available in 3 versions - Jack, Jack with Back Hinge Treadles and Countermarche. The Nilus II loom has been designed with a stabilizer foot, for better stability. The shed is always good with any tie-up combination. The counter-balanced version is built with an integrated shed regulator, so it is possible to weave any kind of material. On the jack-type version, the top can be easily removed, allowing easy access to the shafts for the addition or removal of heddles. Heddles used are 12½" (31.7 cm) long. It is a loom with independent shafts, guided by pegs at each side, preventing friction of the frames which are pushed upwards by an underneath mechanism. All Nilus II looms have non-sliding polyvinyl foot pads under the uprights to keep it solid on the floor. It is equipped with a friction brake giving perfect tension every time. The front cloth beam and back thread beam are removable for easy threading, and the warp beam is also removeable for outside beaming when required. All looms are equipped with a regular plain beam to which a set of rake-like pieces can be added to convert it into a sectional warp beam. Special kits have been designed to convert the regular 4 shaft jack-type into an 8 shaft jack-type loom. A new back hinge treadle kit is also available. Any Nilus II 8 shaft can be upgraded to a back hinge treadle loom.


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4 SHAFT JACK-TYPE LOOM

36" 1029-0000 4 Shaft Loom
45" 1030-0000 4 Shaft Loom
60" 1031-0000 4 Shaft Loom

4 SHAFT COUNTER-BALANCE LOOM

36" 1026-0000 4 Shaft Loom
45" 1027-0000 4 Shaft Loom
60" 1028-0000 4 Shaft Loom

8 SHAFT LOOM (Jack type only)

36" 1029-0008 Jack-Type
45" 1030-0008 Jack-Type
60" 1031-0008 Jack-Type



NILUS II JACK-TYPE LOOM
WITH BACK HINGE TREADLES

As with all Loom designs there are some tradeoffs. With the Jack Loom the problem most often cited was the difficulty in getting a good shed with 6+ Shaft weave construction. Our new design has overcome this problem.

The new design features the Treadles anchored at the rear of the Loom, with a new unique, Rocker mechanism that insures even tension on all Treadle Cords with the Treadles in both the rest or depressed position.

This new design provides the weaver with the ease of Leg Treadling multi Shaft designs, comparable to that of a 4 shaft.

In addition, a wide, clean shed is obtained on all Shafts. Using a new procedure, the new Treadle design retains the folding feature designed into the original Nilus II.

We, at Leclerc, are very excited about this new Jack Loom Treadling concept. This system is also available on the Nilus and Artisat loom.

COMPLETE 8 SHAFT LOOM
WITH BACK HINGE TREADLES
KIT 4 MORE SHAFT
WITH BACK HINGE TREADLES
Back Hinge Treadles
Kit for Existing NUII 8s
36" 1029-3628 1029-2836 1029-3036
45" 1030-4528 1030-2845 1030-3045
60" 1031-6028 1031-2860 1031-3060

NILUS II COUNTERMARCH
Our countermarche system has only one set of lams, two sets of pulleys above the shafts and one set of pulleys below. In a countermarche loom, every shaft is actively involved in each shed: each shaft is either lifted or pulled down by each pedal. Uneven sheds like 3 shafts against 1 are always large and clean .Because you actually lift or pull down every shaft, you never have any problem with one shaft floating when it should not.

 
8 SHAFT LOOM
36"
1029-0018
45"
1030-0018
60"
1031-0018


NILUS II (INFORMATION FOR ALL 4 MODELS)

SPECIFICATIONS & DIMENTIONS

Weaving width 36" (90 cm) 45" (115 cm) 60" (150 cm)
Number of heddles 1000 1200 1500
Loom Width 47" (119 cm) 56" (142 cm) 71" (180 cm)
Depth when open 48" (122 cm) 48" (122 cm) 48" (122 cm)
Depth when folded 27" (70 cm) 27" (70 cm) 27" (70 cm)
Height C-Balance 58" (149 cm) 58" (149 cm) 58" (149 cm)
Height Jack-type 49" (125 cm) 49" (125 cm) 49" (125 cm)
Front height 34" (87 cm) 34" (87 cm) 34" (87 cm)
Net weight 158 pds (72 kg) 176 pds (80 kg) 210 pds (95 kg)

 

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Steel reed, 12 dents/inch (5dents/cm) 2 lease sticks
6 treadles 4 warp rods
Wire heddles, 12" 2 aprons
1 boat shuttle 11" (6122-3000) 2 cords
1 doz. plastic bobbins 6133-6000 Book: "Warp and Weave"
1 reed & heddle hook 6141-7000 Assembly instructions

OPTIONS

  36" 45" 60"
Extra charge for inserted eye
heddles instead of wire heddles
1029-9800 1030-9800 1031-9800
Bench open ends 6384-4000 6384-4000 6384-4000
Sectional warp beam 1" section 6441-4000 6441-5000 6441-6000
Sectional warp beam 2" section 6442-4000 6442-5000 6442-6000
Double warp beam 6432-3000 6432-4000 6430-6000
Flying shuttle beater   6471-5000 6471-6000
Kit to transform regular 4 shaft jack
loom to 8 shaft jack-type loom
1029-0091 1030-0091 1031-0091
Kit to transform a 4 shaft jack loom to a
8 shaft JACK WITH BACK HINGE TREADLES
1029-2836 1030-2845 1030-2860