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Jan 19

Serial Number History for Wolf & Standard Floor Looms

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We’re happy to help you with any problems you may have with your Schacht equipment. Before you contact us, verify the type of loom and have the serial number ready. Especially for older equipment, we can’t effectively help you without this information. Some very early looms were not assigned serial numbers. If your loom was built prior to about mid-1979, it is possible that it does not have a serial number.

Serial numbers are pressed into the wood and can be hard to see. Hold a flashlight to one side of the castle or cross brace and shine it across, not directly on, the numbers.

Through September 1987, serial numbers were sequential. You’ll find tables below matching serial numbers to the year a loom was built.

After September 1987, serial numbers indicate the date of assembly as MMDDYY, the type of loom, (for some looms) other characteristics indicated below, and where the loom fitted in that day’s building sequence. Examples:

122214-WPLT-1 = 1st Wolf Pup LT assembled on December 22, 2014.

082818-FL8-LC-2 = 2nd Standard Floor Loom assembled on August 28, 2018, with 8 shafts and a low castle.

Wolf Looms

Wolf Pup and Wolf Pup LT: The serial number can be found on the top side of the cross brace underneath the shafts, to the left. The serial number is the date of assembly (mmddyy.)

Wolf Pup 8.10: The serial number can be found underneath the Schacht logo on the cross brace under the shafts at the front of the loom. The serial number is the date of assembly (mmddyy.)

Baby Wolf: The serial number can be found underneath the Schacht logo on the cross brace under the shafts at the front of the loom. On older looms, the serial number may be on the castle side; if you added a high castle tray, you may need to remove the tray to find the serial number.

After September 1987, the serial number is the date of assembly (mmddyy.)

4Now-4Later Looms are numbered in the 4- series.

-C = Cherry

-W = Walnut

Baby Wolf Sequential Serial Numbers

4-1 through 4-242, 8-1 through 8-61: assembled August 1982 – December 1982

4-243 through 4-1136, 8-62 through 8-363: assembled January 1983 – December 1983

4-1137 through 4-2128, 8-364 through 8-681: assembled January 1984 – December 1984

4-2129 through 4-2472, 8-682 through 8-808: assembled January 1985 – May 1985

BW4-2473 through BW4-2844, BW8-809 through BW8-910: assembled May 1985 – December 1985

BW4-2845 through BW4-3342, BW8-911 through BW8-1055: assembled  January 1986 – December 1986

BW4-3343 through BW4-3697, BW8-1056 through BW8-1167: assembled  January 1987 – September 1987

Mighty Wolf: The serial number can be found underneath the Schacht logo on the cross brace under the shafts at the front of the loom.

After September 1987, the serial number is the date of assembly (mmddyy.)

4Now-4Later looms are numbered in the 4- series.

-C = Cherry

-W = Walnut

Mighty Wolf Sequential Serial Numbers

MW4-1 through MW4-206, MW8-1 through MW8-51: assembled August 1985 – December 1985

MW4-207 through MW4-480, MW8-52 through MW8-134: assembled January 1986 – December 1986

MW4-481 through MW4-648, MW8-135 through MW8-193: assembled January 1987 – September 1987

 

Standard Floor Looms

The serial number can be found in the middle of the cross brace under the shafts at the front of the loom. On older looms, the serial number may be on the castle side.

After September 1987, the serial number is the date of assembly (mmddyy.)

FL4 – FL8 = 4 or 8 shafts

FL4-4 = 4Now-4Later

HC or LC = High Castle or Low Castle

-C = Cherry

Up to 4-1256, there are 36″ and 42″ weaving width floor looms. After 4-1256, there are 36″ and 46″/45″ widths.

Standard Floor Loom Sequential Serial Numbers

Wooden harness channels 1 through 243: assembled before May 1979

Wooden harness channels 248 through 450: assembled May 1979 – September 1979

Metal harness channels 4-1 through 4-117, 8-1 through 8-69: assembled September 1979 – January 1980

Metal harness channels 4-118 through 4-375, 8-70 through 8-154: assembled January 1980 – December 1980

Metal harness channels 4-376 through 4-730, 8-155 through 8-239: assembled January 1981 – December 1981

Metal harness channels 4-731 through 4-1083, 8-240 through 8-330: assembled January 1982- December 1982

Metal harness channels 4-1084 through 4-1525, 8-331 through 8-428: assembled January 1983 – December 1983

Metal harness channels 4-1526 through 4-1759, 8-429 through 8-526: assembled  January 1984 – December 1984

Metal harness channels 4-1760 through 4-2035, 8-527 through 8-617: assembled January 1985 – December 1985

Metal harness channels 4-2036 through 4-2237, 8-618 through 8-687: assembled January 1986- December 1986

Metal harness channels 4-2238 through 4-2377, 8-688 through 8-750: assembled  January 1987 – December 1987