Sunday, November 11, 2007

Mystery Wheel

Help! What is this wheel missing? What type might it be? Who might I ask for help with this? The aged look is thanks to grease pencil and other antiquing methods. There are two cracks in the wheel base itself (one is pictured). The treadle won't turn the wheel with the foot alone. I tied the treadle to the footman using a method I found on the internet, and that still didn't help much. Are there parts missing to this?


Blogger L said...

defintely needs a band for the drive. you can get that ultra cheap thu.
a good cotton or hemp twine works good.
wrap it from the bobbin around the wheel and over the whorl then connect back to the bobbin (beginning) at your tightest tension

November 11, 2007 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Linuxwitch said...

It looks complete, although I do not know the maker. It is, from what I can tell from the photographs, is a double drive wheel, and will need to have the drive band applied as such.

November 12, 2007 at 3:24 AM  
Blogger Louisa said...

Uh-oh. I'm not seeing a way to thread the yarn from the bobbin through the side of the flyer and out through the orifice. Is there an actual orifice? This should be a tube that sticks out from the flyer through the front upright with a hole in the side of it somewhere back closer to where the bobbin is. I see a metal rod but I can't see if it's a hollow tube or not. Some decorative (non-functional) wheels don't have an orifice and just can't be spun on! I'm assuming the yarn that's on the bobbin was wound on by hand.

November 12, 2007 at 11:09 AM  

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