This is one of my all time favorite classified ads. It's from NY Craig'slist, the copy reads...
LOOM FOR SALE- VERY GOOD CONDITION
The loom has no cloth beam, no harnesses or heddles, no reed or beater. It also seems to be missing a few treadles. I can only conclude that the seller is a remarkable optimist, to describe the condition as "Very Good"
XO Gail & Fog