Monday, October 10, 2005

Tilden spinning wheel

Fred just finished restoring this Tilden wheel, made by either Capt. Calvin Tilden or his son, Luther, in Cornwall, VT. The wheel is stamped with the Tilden name in the endgrain of the oak table.

Calvin Tilden fought in the Revolutionary War. He went to his final rest in 1822 and Luther in 1826, so this is a very early wheel. Fred made a new treadle for it as well as a new bobbin/flyer unit, plus extra bobbins. It is a great spinner! It is on its way to a re-enactor in California.


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