A marine engineer and designer of ship propulsion systems, Gilbert designed the Robin Spinning Wheel for his wife, Robin.|
Robin wanted a wheel that spun like a dream, a minimum of adjustments, dependable and easily transported.
The Robin Spinning Wheel exceeded all of her wishes, and then some.
The Robin is lighter than most travellers, steady as the Rock of Gibraltar, smooth as silk and beautiful in appearance.
The Robin excells spinning bulky or lace weight. Standard ratios of 4.5, 5.5, 7 and 9 to one generally cover the
requirements of most spinners. However, ratios to 17.5 to one are available for the technical spinner.
Each Robin Spinning Wheel comes with three 8oz. bobbins, that have teflon bearings. The legs of the Robin are made
of contrasting woods, usually cherry and maple. The elegant arch of the legs is both beautiful and functional, adding to the
rigidity of the upright that carries the drive wheel. The drive wheel, flyer and bobbins are balanced to provide smooth
operation of the Robin. The drive wheel and footmen ride on ball bearings and not brass bushings, leather or plastic.
The Robin wheel arrives completely assembled and after unpacking is usable in about 30 seconds.
Plying and lace bobbins are also available.
All Robin wheels are available with the sunburst patterns, if desired.