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Saxony Spinning Wheel Diagram


A - Drive Wheel
B - Spoke
C - Wheel Hub
D - Crank and Wheel Axle
E - Wheel Support Arm
F - Table or Bench
G - Leg
H - Treadle
I & J - Treadle Bars or Rods
K - Footman
L - Flyer
M - Bobbin
N - Mother-Of-All (An assembly which consists of items L, M, O, P)
O - Maiden
P - Pulley
Q - Tension Knob
R - Distaff Parts


This diagram shows a saxony style treadle-operated spinning wheel, approximately 3' x 3'. These treadle wheels were also made in upright or castle style wheels, with the mother-of-all mounted above or below the drive wheel. Parts are essentially the same. Very large spinning wheels, of approximately 5' in height, with a similar configuration to a saxony wheel, are called walking wheels or great wheels, and sometimes wool wheels. They have no treadle, and instead of a flyer mechanism between 2 maidens, one would find a pointed metal spindle, approximately 10" in length, with a wooden pulley and disk affixed to it. The large walking wheel or great wheel is the wheel of Sleeping Beauty fame.

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT SELL PARTS FOR ANTIQUE EQUIPMENT, NOR DO WE GIVE APPRAISALS OR ESTIMATES OF VALUE ON YOUR OLD EQUIPMENT. WE ARE NOT ABLE TO GIVE YOU THE HISTORY OF YOUR OLD EQUIPMENT. You may have some success visiting flea markets or antique malls for parts, or you may have to fabricate a part on your own.

If you would like more information on spinning, please visit one of our many links in the pulldown menus at the bottom of this page.

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Weaving Loom Diagram


A - Harnesses or Shafts; these include heddle rods and string or metal heddles.
B - Castle
C - Back Beam
D - Warp Beam
E - Crank, Turns Warp Beam; usually connected in some way to a brake release.
F - Brake Release Handle or Pedal
G - Treadles
H - Lamms are in this area; not visible in photograph.
I - Tie-up cords or chains
J - Cloth Beam
K - Front or Breast Beam
L - Reed
M - Beater
N - Bench



This diagram is of an 'h-frame' loom; parts are essentially the same for 'x-frame' looms. Table looms have front- or side-mounted levers which perform the same function as treadles.

If you would like more information on weaving, please visit one of our many links in the pulldown menus at the bottom of this page.

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT SELL PARTS FOR ANTIQUE EQUIPMENT, NOR DO WE GIVE APPRAISALS OR ESTIMATES OF VALUE ON YOUR OLD EQUIPMENT. WE ARE NOT ABLE TO GIVE YOU THE HISTORY OF YOUR OLD EQUIPMENT. You may have some success visiting flea markets or antique malls for parts, or you may have to fabricate a part on your own.

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Mac This page last updated: 2 June 2013

 

 

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