Over the weekend, My wife Harriet and I hit an
estate sale because we saw
"LARGE ESTATE SALE (GLENMONT)"
in the local edition of Craigslist.
What really intrigued us was this snippet from the ad
"NEW SMALL SPINNING WHEEL"
To us, small means an Ashford not a great wheel
What we found was
Marked at $125.00
This made me
want to pass..
Except this was
day TWO of the
sale and everything
HALF-PRICE...... This was worth $62.50 even if
it did not work just for parts...
I does not have a makers mark however
BTW it does spin...
See this image ..
I added that purple leader and I spun that last
night. Oh yeah it's a double drive that seems
to have leather bearings and a solid flyer / whorl
Maddening I say, he who is used
to the Ashford set up.
I think it's from the mid-sixties
as a kit-decorative wheel as
the mains are affixed to the platen
via square head 1/4" 20's nuts.
And the legs
have thread heads
for screwing into
in the detail shot
I happen to know for the most part,
square head nuts disappeared from the
consumer market circa 1967 for
the preference of hex head.
They are still available but
but not in general usage.
Okay, What I need from you,
is a possible ID on this wheel
More photos below
The mother of all adjuster / tensioner
Under side of the mother of all...
I have more pics if needed, but I need help in ID