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A fit-treadle operatit Hattersley & Sons, Domestic Loom, biggit under license in 1893, in Keighley, Yorkshire.

A luim is a device uised tae weave claith an tapestry. The basic purpose o ony luim is tae hauld the wairp threids unner tension tae facilitate the interweavin o the weft threids. The precise shape o the luim an its mechanics mey vary, but the basic function is the same.