Spinnrock dubbelhjul in Swedish, or double wheel/rim spinning wheel in English.
It occurred to me recently that these pages have been scanty on spinning wheels. To make up for the absence, I give you these extraordinary Finnish and Swedish wheels.
Finnish Wheel (Click to embiggen)
I love how the inner spokes are aligned with the outer finials rather than with the outer spokes
And the most amazing wheel of all:
Can you imagine the momentum you could achieve with this wheel??
My best attempt at a name for this wheel in Finnish would be "rukki [spinning wheel] kolminkertainen [triple] pyörä [wheel]". If this is incorrect, please let me know. (And you can blame Google Translate.)
It is a wonder to me that an object can appear so sturdy and delicate simultaneously. If you look closely at the last three wheels, you will see that each has teeny tiny semi finials inside the inner wheel. Since such small finials could hardly add an appreciable weight, they must just be for beauty.
Could any of you resist trying to count the spokes on the first spinning wheel above? I couldn't. What? That doesn't surprise you? I made it 48 outer spokes and 24 inner spokes.