Every now and then I accidentally stumble across things that I find so nice and intriguing I just simply have to (re)build them. Here it was 2 box or tape looms I found,
one in the Winterthur Museum , the other in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, from the late 18th century and made by the same man, a certain John Drissel. Not much seems to
be known about him, but he certainly made nice stuff and painted and lettered that beautifully, too!
So here is a box loom in John Drissel fashion to join my wife's 18th century equipment.
Cummings, John and Martha S. John Drissel and his Boxes. Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 9, No. 4, 1958. pp 28-31.