My YouTube video:
'Spin like a Ghost' is Here (https://youtu.be/oOEMx5nFV1M)
In which I use an 1808 CE Great (or Walking) Wheel to spin wool into woolen style yarn.
A few years later, I encountered the 1808 wheel for sale in the same small town. It came from the Granger sisters, who were descendants of the same large pioneer family and never threw anything out. This 1808 wheel has characteristics of finely made wheels coming from Pennsylvania, especially the developed areas near Philadelphia, PA. The Grangers migrated from New England thru Phelps NY. But it is hard to say if other pioneers married into the family and the wheel came with them, or it was purchased from someone with PA connections in the area.
I love the fine quality of this wheel. It is very stable with undamaged wheel bearings, handmade screw nut to hold the wheel in place and an interesting tensioning feature with a heart-shaped handmade screw at the bottom of the drive head post. It was missing the drive head, which the Granger sisters could not find. Not an uncommon problem. There is no Maker's Mark on the wheel table, only No. 157, and the date 1808. (NOTE: the loom behind the wheel was part of the inheritance of a different pioneer family from Phelps NY. It is a late 1700's/early 1800's linen weaver's loom. It still had the last warp on it when found (a rag rug) and string heddles. It also came up from Pennsylvania to NYS.)