Thursday, November 03, 2016


It was finally time to get busy and clean  all my spinning wheels using Wood Beams by Goodies Unlimited.  Great stuff!  This wheel I got as a gift from my husband's aunt.  She lived near Pine Grove, Pennsylvania but I'm not sure where she got the wheel from.  I could be wrong but my guess is either Lebanon or Lancaster county

We bought this wheel.  As you can see it's signed I Sanford.  From the book American Spinning Wheels by D. Pennington and M. Taylor.  There is a photo of the very same wheel with the following information about it.

The American two-hand flax wheel as a horizontal wheel support.  It is complete, and the spike distaff (mine does not have the spike distaff but I could get one made) appears typical of this type of wheel.  Many wheels of this style are know.  "B. Sanford" and "I. Sanford" or J.Sanford" are either burned or stamped into many wheels of this style.  It is perfectly use able but I have never spun on it.

This is my Norwegian wheel a gift from my sister.  My sister bought it think it was a Canadian Production wheel and we found out it was not and being Norwegian it's my more valuable.  Since she doesn't live far from Oslo, Minnesota I'm not surprise she purchased it.  As you can see in the photo I am repairing the leg which keeps slipping so we bought some good wood glue and glued  and tied it yesterday.  Again a lovely wheel I've never spun on.

Last by not least is the wheel I use on a regularly.  Its my good old Ashford Traditional.  What a work horse!


Delighted Hands said...

What a great array of wheels! It is easy to become a collector of such beauty!

Theresa said...

I'm betting those wheels are all non-squeaky clean by now! Such a pretty herd.