I’m paring down a bit. I love all of these wheels but I never use them for various reasons. They are all extremely beautiful and in great shape. There may be more later but I’m starting with these three.
First up is this lovely little 19 inch Rick Reeves Saxony. It is oak. It has 5 bobbins and 3 whorls. It was signed by Rick when it was built but the signature has worn away over time. The price is $600 – buyer to pay shipping.
Sold: Next is this excellent limited edition Louet S10. It is cherry! It has the plaque on the front with Jan Louet’s Signature. These wheels were made in 1999 to celebrate Louet’s 25th anniversary. 100 single treadle and 100 double treadle wheels were made. This one spins like a dream. It also comes with 5 bobbins. (2 of them aren’t shown) $600 including shipping in the continental US.
And finally, this beautiful Vermont Wheel made by Pat Russo in Vermont of course. Here is what I found on another website:
After a sell out at Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival and New Hampshire Sheep & Wool this year (2010), wheelwright Patrick Russo announced his retirement from making these wheels.
When word began to trickle out that I had the only 1 left for sale, I immediately got a call to hold one of them, but the other is still available.
So if you’ve been thinking about one of these wheels for a while, this is your last chance to nab one.
This wheel was made here in Vermont with special care and attention by wheelwright Patrick Russo. Beautiful to look at and a joy to spin on!
Only a limited number were ever made each year. This wheel i s $950 and is crafted of cherry. It comes with three bobbins and has 2 ratios: 12:1 and 18 :1. Fashioned after the Canadian tilt-tension wheels of the last century, this wheel has a 27″ wheel diameter and beautifully lathed spokes. A special piece of furniture as well as a fine wheel to spin on. Be sure to click on each photo for a closer look at the fine workmanship and artistry in the wheel. These really can’t be shipped so you’ll have to come to the shop to see them, try them out and buy one.
I would like to sell this wheel for $800- buyer to pay shipping. Mine comes with 7 bobbins. Also here is a little blog post which contains a photo of another Vermont wheel which is why I bought this one in the first place.
So there. Three wheels for sale. Email me at bethsmithpink at gmail dot com if you are interested.