Potts Spinning Wheel Shop to Re-Open

Potts Spinning Wheel Shop to Re-Open


Susie Smythe and Peter Lloyd have been hard at work this summer giving some tender loving care to the Potts Spinning Wheel Shop at Westfield. George Potts built the Potts spinning wheel manufactory on his property in 1866 which was located in Norfolk County. George Potts had acquired the patent rights to "Doolittle's Improved Spinning Machine." By May 1976 the building had been moved to Westfield and it was opened to the public. This coming week Westfield staff and volunteers will get their first glimpse at the results of the hard work and the Potts building will re-open as a business making apple crates. Photos by Melissa Fletcher.