Posted 10 years ago
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.