Sunday, August 22, 2010

Who am I?

This cute little badly-neglected spinning wheel has come to live at my house. It is in pretty rough shape, but I think I can get it working with a hefty bit of TLC. Someone has left it out in the rain, but happily the wheel is not warped.
I've never seen one like it. In most ways it looks like a home-built, but the orifice and a few other bits look commercial. Anybody out there recognize the maker? It is double-drive, the flyer whorl screws onto the spindle, and the mother-of-all is hinged to flop to the side (similar to an Ashford Traveler).

7 comments:

Mim said...

No idea about what type this wheel is but it sure is cute!

magnusmog said...

well done for saving such a lovely wheel!

Beryl Moody said...

I wrote to a member of Spindles and Flyers to see if she recognized the wheel -- she didn't, but had this suggestion. "One option would be to send a photo to the Spinning Wheel Sleuth and have her post an inquiry. http://spwhsl.com/hot_topics/ 'readers ask'

Sharon said...

What an interesting head and whorls. It looks like the Kromski way of changing bobbins. Hope it came with a couple extra bobbins.

Purple Fuzzy mittens said...

Great idea, Beryl! I'll do that. Meanwhile I have a query out on Spin-list.

Anonymous said...

http://lacefreak.blogspot.com/2009/10/handmade-little-grace-special-spinning.html

Look at this wheel, Amy.


Diane

Lynne said...

Its beautiful whoever it is.

Lynne