Such helpful information--thanks. It is an antigue, I believe, it's a John A Salzer Seed Co brand. I'm told they were made in Germany between 1900 to 1940. It actually still works very well except I tried to change the bobbin and the threads broke the rod instead of turning---dah! I have it at the machine shop right now---hoping, maybe. Since it has such a small orifice, the Ashford flyer that I have won't fit into the holding brackets, but as you said, those COULD be adapted, if I have to do that. I just want to spin on this old wheel---who can explain that? Thanks.