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« on: December 03, 2010 09:54:07 AM »

Hello All, been a while since I was here, but I have great news. My in-laws have a wheel that they are giving me (I know Right) and they sent me pictures of it.
I have to wait to actually get it, i'm in California, and they are in Idaho, but we are going up there for the holidays. In the meantime, I am working on getting parts and things to go with it, but I am having a little bit of trouble identifying it. According to my father in-law, who took the pictures, there is no manufacturers information on it.
After doing research of my own, (ie- Google) I believe this is an older version of the Ashford Traditional. Simple, no frills, but still works!
I would appreciate any help you may be able to offer in helping me identify this wheel, so that I can get the correct parts and pieces for it. It has 3 bobbins, a lazy kate, and the flyer, so it looks like all it needs is the Drive Band, Orifice Hook, and some cleaning and oiling.

Thanks again for your help! I am soooo excited!










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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2010 01:34:33 PM »

That is most certainly an older traditional (think maybe 60's or 70's type old). If all it needs is a drive band, you can actually get a generic and cut it to fit.
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010 05:21:42 AM »

i have one very close to this, and it's a 30 yr old Ashford,
my drive band is a piece of string and my hook is a piece of wire on a remnant of yarn!
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2010 07:14:41 PM »

Pops, since you have one, do you know if the more modern flyer units (like the multi whorl, jumbo, and lace) will work with this wheel?

I wonder, because my mom is working on getting me parts and pieces for it for christmas, and would like the multi speed flyer, or better yet the multi speed double drive. I need to know so that I can tell her.

I emailed Ashford, but they haven't gotten back to me yet.

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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010 08:14:48 AM »

sorry to have taken so long, i am told by my guru - cybergran, that you can spin allsorts as she has one and does.
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2011 10:16:20 AM »

A little late on the conversation, but Ashford can get you a maintenance kit that would include such things as a drive band, new brake band, oil, etc.

As it sits in the pics, you definitely need a drive band and a brake band and oil in all parts that move!

It is a single drive Traddy.  Yes, today's Ashford bobbins will fit.  Make sure any piece of Ashford equipment you get is for the single drive with the drive band that is near the orifice instead of on the other side of the orifice.
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011 08:10:33 AM »

Thanks for your help everyone. I haven't gotten the wheel yet but did get parts and pieces for christmas. We got a new multi speed single drive flyer, an extra bobbin, the Ashford maintenance kit, and the Scotch tension knob from Susans Fiber shop on the suggestion from Cyndi.
She was super helpful, and I am super excited. I also got 14 pounds of fiber from Sheep Shed, and Combs and a Hackle. My Dad made me a diz out of brass, I can't wait to get my wheel!
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011 08:51:30 AM »

Susan McFarland is a wonderful fiber artists and fiber enabler!  She really knows her stuff and loves to help new fiber artists into the craft.

I believe her weekend retreat is coming soon.
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