Saturday, December 15, 2007


Signed Bucks County PA Saxony wheel for sale - - restored with three bobbins.

The wheel is signed D Shelly. Daniel Shelly was listed as a wood turner in Milford Township, Bucks County from 1808 to 1811. He was still living in 1850. He was descended from Abraham Shelly, one of the early Mennonite settlers in Pennsylvania.

Can be seen in Northeast PA - - about 20 minutes from NJ/NY/PA border. $450. 570 775 136
hatton at ptd dot net



Blogger Rebecca said...

I bought a wheel very similar to the one you show and I have no idea how to have it repaired! Could you possibly head me in the right direction?

4:25 PM  
Blogger finnsheep said...

Hi Rebecca,
My husband, Fred, restored this wheel. He can fix most wheel problems and make new parts.

7:17 AM  
Blogger yorker said...

My mother left a Saxony style spinning wheel when she died and it has "D.SHELLY" stamped on the bed. Are the Shelly wheels collected only in the US or are they sought-after worldwide? I'm in Norfolk, England.

8:38 AM  
Blogger finnsheep said...

Hi Yorker, If the wheel looks nearly identical to the one in our photo, it is from Pennsylvania. On our wheel, the name was somewhat crudely carved into the wood.

Perhaps by coincidence, your wheel was made by a different D. Shelly, in England? A Pennsylvania wheel would probably have the highest value in Pennsylvania.

11:31 AM  
Blogger denise bolinger said...

I just purchased D Shelly spinning wheel at a local flea market in Bucks County !

5:24 PM  

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