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crocee
02-10-2010, 05:12 PM
I received my mothers spinning wheel last year and the "works" is missing. I have the mother of all and part of the flyer but no bobbin, no drive band and no drive parts. The wheel was hand made in Azores portugal a long time ago so I can't go to the maker. The wheel is made in the style of the Ashford Elizabeth 2 and has a single treadle. The main difference being the bed of the Elizabeth 2 is on more of an uphill angle than mine is. With this one exception they look pretty much the same.

Would it be possible to retrofit parts from the Ashford Elizabeth 2 wheels?

Hopefully this will allow you to see what I have to work with.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v727/majakdragon/knitting/

crocee
02-11-2010, 02:35 PM
I fixed the link so it now works correctly.

knitasha
02-22-2010, 10:50 PM
Try posting to the Antique Spinning Wheels group on Ravelry. Lots of knowledgeable people who know about fixing old wheels, finding parts, etc.