Ashford spinning wheel timeline
Dating your old Ashford traditional spinning wheel
There have been quite a few changes to Ashford's traditional wheel over the years some of them quite subtle including spoke design, bearings, con rod joints, flyer design etc. By reading through each of the timeline descriptions in turn you should be able to pinpoint a rough manufacture date for your 'Traddy'.
You can download the timeline from Ashford NZ (pdf format) below.