There is also the 8 shaft low profile "work of art" Fireside looms made in
Port Ludlow, Washington. The Fireside loom uses a stainless steel worm
screw to advance the warp. I don't know how well the worm screw system
would behave with the heavy beating for rugs. The loom is a wood workers
dream and is very sturdy and very heavy. Every time one walks by a
Fireside one wants to fondle the wood. The Fireside is several times more
expensive than the Gilmore.
Fireside also makes that wonderful "commuter bench where the seat slides
easily on ball bearings.