Now offering Reproduction flyer services!
-Instructions for taking measurements in the
absence of an existing flyer may be found at the bottom of this page-
Complete Flyer Assembly from customer
$325 This includes new reproduction flyer
shaft, flyer arms with hooks, one whorl, and one bobbin.
-Additional Bobbins: add $64 per each (CPW bobbins
may be fitted with ball bearings for a total price of $84 each)
-Additional whorls: $40 each
-Leather** bobbin bearings: $35 extra (total) per bobbin
**Leather bearings are only available if
purchasing complete flyer assembly.
-Hard Maple bobbin bearings standard (included in
the above price)
How to order:
Contact us at the e-mail address at the left with
Please note: a 40% deposit is required
all orders to offset material costs, and any initial shipping
Upon order completion:
Orders must be paid for upon completion, if no response from purchaser
within 30 days after second notice the items will be sold and deposit
Information required: It is not necessary (nor preferred) that you send
us your existing parts. What is necessary is that we obtain accurate
dimensions with which to assure your new flyer fits and performs as it
This may be done in two ways:
-Accurate measurements taken by customer, using a
dial caliper accurate within .001 inch. (metric measurement also
Instructions on methods shown below.
1. Some of the
measuring tools that would be helpful to give any of the measurements required:
digital dial caliper
brand" dial caliper (more reliable)
of flyers from various makers:
bobbins showing the reason measurements would be needed to have
the front maiden hole accurately for a restorer to size a new flyer to
is VERY important. A "pin gage" is the best
method for this, but others work also.
a standard drill to determine size.
have a new flyer made you'll need the
distance between maidens (inside, between the leathers). A rigid
measuring device only. No dress maker tapes!
4. Next the
distance where the drive band must lie. For those without a flyer to
measure: insert a knitting needle, or such, through the maiden leathers,
then string the drive band over the needle and measure where it lies in
relation to the rear maiden bearing (as shown).
5. If you need
bobbins made, and don't want to send away your flyer, a micrometer is
needed to measure the shaft accurately for bobbin bearing sizing. Often
there can be a small taper from back to front.
measurement should be where the front bobbin bearing will ride on the
shaft. Make sure this matches the unworn portion if wear on the shaft is
6. Next, the
back measurement is needed. Just front of the worn area for the rear
bearing should be taken (as shown), as you'll want your bearing to be
large enough to allow the bobbin to be put on.
-In the absence of the above we can supply our
substitute tool" with which your dimensions (flyer shaft mating
sizes, whorl and bobbin side to side position) can be set on your
wheel. We will send you the tooling for this, you set it up and
save the positions, then send it back and we will make the flyer to the
specifications you have set the tool for.
Currently we are only offering Double Drive type
flyers, as shown in pictures above
These are common to most American,
European and Canadian wheels.