How can I tell if a tie-up plan is for a Jack Loom or otherwise?

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Looking at a tie-up plan, how can I tell if it’s for a Jack Loom or otherwise?  With the Hollandia or other similar looms, do the short ties represent the marked shaft in the tie-up drawing?

Usually, the tie-up box has either an x or an o.  If it has an x it is for a sinking shaft loom, like a counter-balance or a Louet David.  If it has an o it is for a rising shed loom, like a Jack Loom.  I remember it this way.  X’s are like anchors and they sink.  O’s are like balloons and they rise.  On your Hollandia you have 2 sets of lamms because it is a counter- march loom.  The lower lamms are your risers and your upper lamms are your sinkers.  I remember that by thinking, hmmm lower lamms, they are down so the only place they can go is up (riser) and if my upper lamms are up, then the only place they can go is down (sinkers).  So tie your x’s to the upper lamms and your o’s to your lower lamms.  Hope this makes sense.

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