Friday, May 06, 2011


Spring is well underway. These daffodils are already spent. Riverrim gave me these lovely spotted beauties.

I found this four-post, half-table Scandinavian wheel in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It is 99% original. All the turnings on the piece relate to each other.

Fred repaired the original bobbin, reglued a repair to one wheel support, added new flyer hooks, replaced one axle bearing and a made a new axle peg to match the one in the other wheel support.

The wheel is unusual in that many turned parts including the legs and spokes are made of oak. The bottom table is a thick piece of heavily figured curly maple.
There is a curious label on the back of the wheel rim that may or may not have anything to do with the wheel’s history. Just in case, we left it in place.

The label reads: 01??9-9, 1920-??? Pending-CANADIAN-KODAK CD-Limited-Pat?? M-? C ??????-19 ? 6-S. P. ?? Dec-fc
A Raveler pointed out that Kodak Canada had recreational facilities for employees.

The wheel is for sale - - $500


Blogger cyndy said...

Your flowers look so happy (and we seem to have escaped the Eisheiligen!)

Interesting bit about the Kodak Canada and recreational facilities! Imagine spinning or weaving on your lunch break :0)

8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really interesting.. I look forward to seeing what other goodies you have here.

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12:58 AM  

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