All original American spinning wheel, circa 1860, probably New England; with original flywheel and bobbin. The flywheel (drive wheel) consists of 14 original turned spindles; the treadle and bobbin “holds” are made of hand forged iron, as is the connector from treadle to drive wheel (see images).
Turned legs and spindles connect the solid plank, which supports the flywheel; the yarn bobbin has the original metal teeth with leather support insert ends.
Condition is very good; wood looks like maple; the bobbin fits “loosely” but works and functions properly. A small 1″ tail of one of the two bobbin spindle connectors from yarn holder is lacking (see image). A small 2 1/2″ piece of applied trim to flywheel body is lacking to the outside (see image).
All in all , a beautiful all original finish and patina make this a wonderful example of mid 19th century American folk art.
Dimensions: 43 1/2″ high x 22″ wide (front legs) x 45″ long