I just got a second one, love my first, model 5A301, lovely birds eye maple 24" folding 4h countermarche with the original bench. Then one popped up "nearby" (okay, 100 miles and a ferry ride) and I fell for it. It's older than mine, which I was told was probably made in 1966. This "newer" one is an older model, same style. It's interesting to see what changed in the construction for simplicity and to improve the loom. This one has a paper tag glued on the underside of the castle dating it to 1936 and is model 5A3000. Today I gave it a thorough cleaning and wood wax, and found little things to fix ... A missing dowel on the cloth beam, a missing nut on the warp brake. I will need to redo the tie-ups, some look to be missing compared to my first Bergman. It was stained a walnut color, but underneath is amazing figured maple.
There doesn't seem to be a way to put a photo in this note, or I would put one up of the second Bergman all shined up.
It can be cumbersome... Making string heddles would let you know if you liked it, or wanted to use a table loom instead. I've used 2 heddles with good success, but the shed ( open area between upper and lower warp ) got smaller. With 3 heddles, it might be pretty skinny.