#29 Gowdey Reed Co.

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If you have ever found that, among all those reeds you own, you don't have the right dent for the width of your newest project, or the reed that came with a used loom is coming apart, or you need a non-standard reed for your metal Structo loom… well, you've probably come across the Gowdey Reed Company. 

This custom-made reed business is now in fourth-generation ownership by the family who bought it from the Gowdey family in 1900!

And… perhaps you've wondered just how they make custom reeds.

Good news. Sarah Haskell  is a contact person for Gowdey Reed Co. and she developed a blog with descriptions and photos of the manufacturing process..

Here's Installment 1 of 3.  Installments 2 and 3 can be viewed by clicking on June and December in Sarah's blog's sidebar. Enjoy!


-From D&R in beautiful W. Lafayette IN

The screenshot-thumbnail, above, is a cut from her blog.

© Dorothy & Ron Baker 2013