My Newest Wheel – A Little Bit Of A Project

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Isn’t she sweet?

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(her wheel is on backwards in these pictures)

We purchased her from a local lady and she’s missing her treadle, flyer and bobbin. Altogether though, she is in great shape!

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Check out her ‘redness’! I think she was originally a red wheel with a black stripe on the wheel itself, on the inner ‘ring’ of the wheel.

Her hub is solid with only a couple small cracks. Her wheel is slightly seperated but should come back together with a little coaxing, oiling and perhaps the dryness of winter will help if nothing else does. Certainly, my other wheels become quite loose during the winter season.

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The leathers are perfect and the rear leather is amazing….a solid chunk of leather!

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Hoping to spend some quality time with this lady in the upcoming week and build her a new treadle. I’ll need to find her a flyer or see if one of my other wheels has a flyer which would work as a loaner for now 🙂

Have a fantastic day!

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3 thoughts on “My Newest Wheel – A Little Bit Of A Project

    • Thank you 🙂 I don’t know how old she is…have to do a little research once I have a little bit of extra time. I’ll update once I find out more!

  1. Do you have any tips for replacing a flyer and bobbin? Just bought a wheel, I’m not sure of it’s condition yet. But it seems to be in full order, it’s just missing 2 spokes and the flyer/bobbin (and spindle?)… This will be my first real wheel so I’m not really sure what to look for.

    Thank you

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