|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|
|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).|
The previous owner, Dorothy Kirk (neé 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.
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|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
|Function||A domestic spinning wheel, made in Manitoba, where there were Icelandic influences in spinning wheel designs.|