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Roxanne 01-25-2006 09:06 AM

Anyone Recognize My Wheel?
 
My Dad (the great guy that he is) tracked down a wheel for me but only knows it's made in Sweden. Anyone recognize who it may be made by? :??

Thanks!

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Silver 01-25-2006 10:18 AM

Looks a lot like an Ashford Traditional, but it has slightly different details on it and Ashfords are made in New Zealand. :thinking:
http://www.ashford.co.nz/spinning/im...tional-lrg.jpg

In any event, congratulations.. it's a gorgeous wheel!!

kimmie 01-25-2006 10:21 AM

I have no knowledge of spinning wheels, but I know quite a bit about Dads and I must say that you have got yourself an extra special one.

kimmie

VickiIL 01-25-2006 11:00 AM

I would bet that is an Ashford Traditional. IT looks exactly like mine. If it is the Ashford name would be on the front leg under the flyer. The only thing that would make me question is that Ashfords are made in New Zealand.

Roxanne 01-25-2006 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kimmie
I have no knowledge of spinning wheels, but I know quite a bit about Dads and I must say that you have got yourself an extra special one.

kimmie

Awww, kimmie...thanks! I think he needs a hug when I see him next too! :thumbsup:

Roxanne 01-25-2006 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VickiIL
I would bet that is an Ashford Traditional. IT looks exactly like mine. If it is the Ashford name would be on the front leg under the flyer. The only thing that would make me question is that Ashfords are made in New Zealand.

I've got a couple of replies on my blog too...looks like it is an Ashford Traditional and was made in New Zealand and probably just assembled in Sweden.

Thanks everyone for replying! I'm a wee excited now! :balloons:

Mad About Wool 01-25-2006 06:02 PM

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: for you!!!

I also agree it is an Ashford Traditional.

lisa e 02-27-2006 03:35 AM

Yep, that's an Ashford Traditional. Hard to say what age it is. They really havent changed much over the years. The tip off to the wheel is the front legs. It's a good sturdy little wheel. If you find any numbers on it anywhere you can probably get Ashford to age it for you.


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