York, 16-22 Coppergate
Heddle rod
Early 13th

Alder. This object comes from a horizontal treadle loom. At one end there is a flat cylindrical knob separated from the rod by a deep groove; presumably there was a similar knob at the broken end. Knob-like ends prevented the heddles from coming off the rod and cords fastened to the grooves were used to suspend the heddle rod.
Dimensions: L.429, D.20mm

Bibliography :

Morris, C.A., 2000. Craft, Industry and Everyday Life: Wood and Woodworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York, The Archaeology of York 17/13, 2335-6, 6655
Walton Rogers, P., 1997. Textile Production at 16-22 Coppergate, The Archaeology of York 17/11, 1763-6
Location and accession details
York Archaeological Trust 1976-81.7, sf3719

(Photo: S. I. Hill © York Archaeological Trust
Drawing: S. Chew ©York Archaeological Trust)

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