Miner's Head Spindle Spinning Wheels Old Sturbridge Village: Minor's patent accelerating spinning wheel head. Minor of Marcellas, New York patented his improvements to spinning wheel heads in 1803 and 1810. Minor's patent greatly increased the speed of rotation of the spindle of wool wheels by adding a second pulley between the great wheel and the spindle pulley, more than doubling the spindle's velocity. This increased speed of rotation imparted more twist to the yarn with less effort.
How to Make Your Own Kick Spindle Spinning Wheel For Spinning Fiber into Yarn by Helene Jacobs www.HeleneJacobs.com Start spinning the easy way by Making Your Own Kick Spindle Spinning Wheel using readily available parts and common tools! Some of the designs in the book are adapted from medieval and 19th century examples and artwork. Once you have made your own customized Kick Spindle Spinning Wheel, you can create your own beautiful yarns for knitting, weaving or crochet.