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

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    Posted 8 years ago

    officialfuel
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    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.

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    1. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you cis2you.
    2. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thanks chevy59.
    3. Picking-and-Collecting Picking-and-Collecting, 8 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, 8 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, 8 years ago
      Thank you James.
    6. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you VictorianLady!
    7. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you Dottie!
    8. officialfuel officialfuel, 8 years ago
      Thank you kerry10456!
    9. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you VintageTAKER54!
    10. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you Dottie, MooreAntique and trukn20!
    11. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you willamal!
    12. lorie, 7 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, 7 years ago
      Thank you lorie for stopping by and commenting!
    14. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
      Thank you leighannrn!
    15. dianta, 7 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, 7 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, 7 years ago
      Thank you Designer and shughs!
    18. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you sanhardin for the love!

      Michael
    19. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you BELLIN68 for the love on the spinning wheel!

      Michael
    20. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you italiangirl for the love!

      Michael
    21. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you chrissylovescats for the love!

      Michael
    22. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you miKKoChristmas11 for the love!

      Michael
    23. Kathycat Kathycat, 6 years ago
      OK now I'm really getting real jealous. lol I really LOVE IT!!!!!
    24. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you Kathycat for the love and the very nice comment!

      Michael
    25. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you sugargirl for the love!

      Michael
    26. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you mustangtony for the love!

      Michael
    27. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you AntigueToys for the love!

      Michael
    28. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
      Thank you sugargirl for the love! :-)

      Michael
    29. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 4 years ago
      Amazing!!

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