I purchased this spinning wheel at Brimfield last year and am trying to find information about it. My understanding is that it is a flax spinning wheel like this one (1850), and not made for spinning woolen yarn.
|American Flax Wheel, ca.1850|
I also would love information about the painted decoration that might lead to a possible country of origin. I was thinking Scandinavia, but am not certain. Let me know your thoughts!