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Object ID # 1998.030.019
Object Name Wheel, Spinning
Title The Wm. Sedore Wheel
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Credit line Dorothy & Harry Kirk Collection of Spinning Wheels & Related Equipment
Date Early 20th-century?
Artist Sedore, William
Made Sedore, William
Place of Origin Manitoba, Canada
Description Darkly-finished Sedore spinning wheel. It has a brass No. 20 tag on it (this is the Kirk inventory number). It has an in-built 4-ply Lazy Kate. It has a dark finish on the wood. Mrs. Dorothy Kirk's inventory card has "#20 Wm. Sedore Wheel These wheels made by Wm. Sedore of Winnipegosis Manitoba in 1960's sold for $27.00 positive footman heel piece on treadle" (It looks like she added "1930's" above the word made).
Provenance The previous owner, Dorothy Kirk (neƩ Budge), told museum staff in 1998 that this spinning wheel was made in Manitoba, at some point in the early 1900s. The name of William Sedore of Winnipegosis has has a connection to this wheel. He was likely the maker or designer. Her inventory card suggests her William Sedore Wheel was made in the 1930s or 1960s.

Provenance unknown.

Collected by Dorothy and Harry Kirk, of Owen Sound, Grey County, who lived in Grey County and Toronto during their lifetimes, and who had family roots in Grey County. They purchased (sometime internationally) and restored many old and contemporary spinning wheels and related equipment, often purchasing them from Ontario antique stores. Mrs. Kirk was a master spinner / weaver.


Collection Dorothy & Harry Kirk Collection
Material Wood/Finish/Metal/Cord/Brass
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Kirk, Dorothy
Subjects Spinning
Function A domestic spinning wheel, made in Manitoba, where there were Icelandic influences in spinning wheel designs.