Schacht's Flatiron wheel is a traditional Saxony wheel in shape but modern in engineering and styling. You assemble it yourself and you can customize it to your preferences, with flyer on the right or left and set up for double drive, Scotch tension, or Irish tension (bobbin lead). It has been designed to be easy, with smooth treadling, easy adjustment of the drive band tension, and a quick switch between single and double drive. The Flatiron's features include:
double treadle operation self-aligning bearings in the maidens quick-release lever for switching out bobbins ratios of 10.4:1 to 17.4:1 as packaged 22.5" drive wheel 26" orifice height dimensions: 33" wide x 33" tall x 18" deep total weight of 15 lbs comes with 3 bobbins, medium and fast whorls, cotton and poly drive bands, and a threading hook compatible with other Schacht whorls so you can broaden your ratios from 4.6:1 to 26.2:1 The Flatiron is made from apple-ply and maple woods with a plastic wheel. It is manufactured in Boulder, Colorado.