My New Old Wheel

This past weekend I took possession of this, a Canadian Tilt-Tension Production Wheel (CPW) :

Bordua Spinning Wheel

Bordua Spinning Wheel

Made by this man:

FrancoisBorduas

Maker's Stamp

Maker’s Stamp

It has a pretty treadle:

Cast Iron Treadle

Cast Iron Treadle

This wheel dates between 1843 and 1903.  It needs cleaning and oiling, could use extra bobbins, and replacement of a couple of non-original parts,  but otherwise spins fine (and I do mean fine, these wheels were meant to spin fast and fine).   There is a group on Ravelry devoted to these wheels.  I look forward to learning more about this wheel and bringing it back closer to its original glory.

Happy knitting,

Kelly

 

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