This Lancashire loom was made by Harling and Todd of Burnley and was bought second-hand in 1867! thus making it one of the earliest power looms in existence. It was an enormous improvement over the hand loom. In its heyday Lancashire had over 20,000,000 looms and many weaving sheds had more than 2,000 looms.
The Lancashire loom is similar in its production capabilities to the Yorkshire loom and this particular one is still giving good service and producing excellent cloth nearly 150 years after it was made.