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Benjamin Pierce Accelerator wheel head. Antique Kitchen Stoves, Spinning Yarn, Spinning Wheels, Primitive Living Room, Handspun Yarn, Rustic Decor, Fiber, Auction, Woodworking
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I got this Great wheel from a friend in her 80's who developed macular degeneration. She purchased it at auction in Southern PA many years ago. It's been in my living room with my 3 other spinning wheels collecting dust. I decided I wanted to learn to spin on her. (Click any picture to enlarge.) I found a label on the accelerating wheel head and did some research. The wheel-head maker is Benjamin Pierce (1814-1899) and was manufactured in Chesterfield, NH at the Chesterfield Factory (also…