A colleague mentioned that her family has been spending a good deal of time this summer going through items on their farm in order to prepare them for an auction on August 11. When she mentioned they had quite a number of antiques, I asked if there were any spinning wheels.
She sent me the pictures above of one of the two that are available (though you can also see a piece of the second one in the bottom left corner of the first picture). I have no idea what the shape of these wheels is and can’t tell from the photos if they might be worth investing in as a first wheel for me; I can say that they likely need at least a little TLC, but I can’t figure out if they’re actually whole and working (and given that I’m not a wheel spinner already, I’m not sure I’d know even if I could sit down and spin on one). I’d really appreciate any feedback or observations from any of my spinning friends out there, including how I might be able to tell if the wheels are in need of major work if I’m not able to actually sit at them and try them out!