Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Wheel and Accessories

A friend at work gave me a few things of her mother's, wanting to send them to a "good home" (i.e. where someone would use them). I don't know what kind of wheel it is. It was given to my friend's mom by her spinning teacher, so the origin is unknown. It has two fliers, a small one with three bobbins and a large one with four. The small bobbins also have a Lazy Kate (in the right of the photo). There is also a homemade skeiner and a drop spindle (left front).

antique wheel

There is only a Scotch Tension. It seemed like the little cord was missing something. It didn't reach the hook. I'm not sure exactly what was there originally, but I bought the smallest springs I could find at the hardware store, and it seemed to do the trick. I spun some yarn on the smaller flyer, today, and it worked well.

antique wheel - spring

Does anyone know what kind of wheel this is? There is no "maker's mark." Maybe it is homemade. I don't suppose it matters one way or the other, but I was interested...

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay


Zonda said...

Hi Lisa! I think it may be an early Ashford Traditional.

Enjoy your new toys :)

Jill said...

I think it looks like one of the Ashfords. Elizabeth or maybe a Traditional.

NJStacie said...

THat's an Ashford Traditional, and they've not changed much so a current manual would serve you fine for how it all fits together, and I think they even have a DT option to "add on" if you wanted to make it a DT! Lucky you and happy spinning!