Share your favorites on Show & Tell

A True Antique...Standard Flax Spinning Wheel...1700's to 1800's

In Furniture > Show & Tell.
Furniture3678 of 4140Victorian Marks AF Folding Chair 1876Can anyone tell me about this Dux chair?
16
Love it
7
Like it

SPEEDWAYPICKERSPEEDWAYPICKER loves this.
sugargirlsugargirl loves this.
AntigueToysAntigueToys loves this.
KathycatKathycat loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
chrissylovescatschrissylovescats loves this.
italiangirlitaliangirl loves this.
sanhardinsanhardin loves this.
shughsshughs loves this.
DesignerDesigner loves this.
diantadianta likes this.
leighannrnleighannrn loves this.
willamalwillamal loves this.
trukn20trukn20 loves this.
MooreAntiqueMooreAntique loves this.
DottieDottie loves this.
VintageTAKER54VintageTAKER54 likes this.
kerry10456kerry10456 likes this.
VictorianLadyVictorianLady loves this.
JamesJames likes this.
chevy59chevy59 likes this.
cis2youcis2you likes this.
See 21 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 3 years ago

Email

officialfuel
(367 items)

Every year in Portland, Indiana they have there Annual Gas Engine and Tractor event in August. The Fairground has everything, I swear you name it and it's probably there because it's a four day show, it's quite interesting. They have a beautiful round barn that's full of every collectors dream. On that one summer day I attended was this very nice spinning wheel that belong to a nice elderly couple. After we talked awhile and they told me a little history of the wheel I decided to buy it. Except for a drive band it appears to be complete and could be made functional. I was told from the turning on the legs, wheel posts and maidens,wheel is from the period 1780-1830. It is American, probably from New England. The chip carving on the ends and beading on the sides of the table are other indicators. There is a name on table J. Finkins.

Comments

  1. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you cis2you.
  2. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thanks chevy59.
  3. Picking-and-Collecting Picking-and-Collecting, 3 years ago
    The man who built my house in the 1840's was a cabinet maker and is mentioned in several local history articles as a maker of chairs and spinning wheels. Every time that I see a spinning wheel in an antique store I turn them over in hopes that someday I'll find his name on one. So far most that I have looked at had know markings at all. Nice find.
  4. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Picking-and-Collecting and I hope some day when you turn over that spinning wheel that the name your looking for is there! I think it's great your house was built in 1840's. Boy if those walls could talk.
  5. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you James.
  6. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you VictorianLady!
  7. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Dottie!
  8. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you kerry10456!
  9. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you VintageTAKER54!
  10. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Dottie, MooreAntique and trukn20!
  11. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you willamal!
  12. lorie, 3 years ago
    love it whould love to own one i love to knit whould love to make my own yarn one day i adopted 4 kids ages 3 4 5 8 now i could use one real bad
  13. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you lorie for stopping by and commenting!
  14. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you leighannrn!
  15. dianta, 3 years ago
    I have a wheel very similar to yours, from I believe the 1880s. Have you found someone to refurbish and/or create missing part? I would like to do this too.
  16. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you dianta for stopping by. I bought it just because I loved it. Never thought about refurbishing it or having the missing part made. :-)
  17. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you Designer and shughs!
  18. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you sanhardin for the love!

    Michael
  19. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you BELLIN68 for the love on the spinning wheel!

    Michael
  20. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you italiangirl for the love!

    Michael
  21. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you chrissylovescats for the love!

    Michael
  22. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you miKKoChristmas11 for the love!

    Michael
  23. Kathycat Kathycat, 2 years ago
    OK now I'm really getting real jealous. lol I really LOVE IT!!!!!
  24. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you Kathycat for the love and the very nice comment!

    Michael
  25. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you sugargirl for the love!

    Michael
  26. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you mustangtony for the love!

    Michael
  27. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you AntigueToys for the love!

    Michael
  28. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you sugargirl for the love! :-)

    Michael

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.