Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rug Summit 8 in Chicago

Rug Summit 8 began this afternoon in Chicago. More than 120 rug care and maintenance experts gathered from all over the country to have three days of rug talks. The event started with a visit to 90-year old K. A. Pridjian & Co. rug cleaning plant.
Wash demonstration
 A very old but pretty functional centrifuge machine to extract and remove the excess water from the rugs after they are washed on the floor.
Wash demonstration of a couple of Karastan carpets.
 Scraps of rugs for repair and patching.

Robert Mann of Denver, Colorado is testing a shearing machine. I have a lot of respect for Mr. Mann and had the pleasure of appraising 64 rugs with him for an insurance claim last week in Chip Cunningham's rug cleaning facility in Maryland.

Joe Gabel, and David Sweeney showed off their music and entertainment skills at the end of the session. This was fun and everyone loved it. There was plenty of food and drinks. Thanks to Pridjians for hosting us.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Tel. 310-770-9085

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