Thursday, 19 December 2013

I really shouldn't have.................

Gone and bought another wheel, but I did!  Just couldn't resist and it was a bargain - honest!

Its what the 'experts' call a Dutch Louet look-alike and appears to be flyer braked tension with huge bobbins....

 The only identification is this  - Rotterdam and an address................

I did a bit of googling and came up with this photo of a Louet look alike on the Thrifty Knitter blog 

and another at worldwool where they are call Rotterdam Delft wheels although this looks as if it might be a double drive - but that might just be the angle...

Needs a good clean, wax, oil and some new hooks, which have all been broken off at some time, but surprisingly the drive band is still intact....

and yes I got a copy of Mabel Ross' 'The Essentials of Handspinning' along with the wheel - what a bargain.............

1 comment:

  1. As Toby says - that is a deal you couldn't walk away from...
    Well done.
    Happy Spinning Shani

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