How about that.
The gears look generally ok:
Since I just got it home I haven't had a chance to see when it pops, if it does - but it should. Thankfully I found a blog called Full Chisel Blog, written by a restorer of old things (including spinning wheels!) and he has some pictures of old reels on there, including one that looks much like mine. (Interestingly, the current post is about restoring a Norwegian double-table wheel. When restored it looks so much like my Polonaise - including color - that I did a double-take!)
One thing that is probably missing, is either a hand for the clock, or a clock face. It looks to me like there was something covering this entire circular area:
I think this 'ball' is for securing the end of the yarn, though I don't know as I've not seen any pics of reels that have this:
And in going over this clock reel, I'm wondering again if my skeinwinder is really a clock reel. It has a popper on the side (at least I can't figure out what else that would be used for), perhaps since the upright is solid wood the gears were external on the back? That kinda looks like a pointer on the top dowel, and it looks like it is supposed to go around. I need to pay attention next time I'm twirling it around.
In spinning news, I've actually been spinning on the Babe Production. It's been awhile!
I've also been spinning on the Babe Bulky Pinkie! That's been even longer, I think I started this Falkland two years ago!
Speaking of spindles:
No weaving has been done since my last post, but hopefully this week I'll get back to the Sky Scarf. :-)