Thursday, May 19, 2011

HELP, Spinners, I need information about this wheel!

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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.

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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!

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