Archive | October 25, 2010

It’s a ‘Philias’ – Cadorette CPW

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She’s covered in years of grime and old shellac but she is in MINT condition and was obviously waiting for me to find her 🙂 Or so I like to think.

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Philias Cadorette made spinning wheels in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec from 1922 until the mid 1930’s. He took over his father’s (Michel Cadorette) business.

She spins perfectly and silently and I love her so much! Not that I could easily choose one to get rid of (should that come up) but this lady is definitely a keeper – the nicest spinner of them all.

I’m going to remove the old shellac and do my very best not to remove the makers mark! It’s a little scary, actually.

This is the flyer, so you can see how much lighter the wood will be…
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