Everyone enjoys a bargain and I am no exception.
Last weekend while doing some shopping in Lincolnshire I visited an antique shop and found this little beauty.
22 inches high and fully working. It is in need of some TLC but otherwise a cracking little find.
It has been well used in its life as the pedal is worn to the right indicating the constant use of the right foot. The only metal is the pin that the wheel turns on and all the nuts and bolts are handmade out of wood.
I have done some research and it appears to be of French origin. I found this photograph of a French lady dating the mid 1800's using a wheel that looks almost identical.
At the moment it is undergoing some loving care and attention and I look forward to using it we we do demonstrations.