Well, the Haldane made a final price of £190. It was bought by a gentleman in Cambridge for his daughter. What a nice dad, eh? I must find out if she's a new spinner ...there's a spinning group in Cambridge somewhere, isn't there?
Anyhow, £190 is a most satisfactory amount of money and will finance the purchase of at least two or even three more second hand wheels for the Haddington Spinners. Our group leader and I both like buying dusty neglected wheels and bringing them up to full running order but there's only so many wheels we can own between us, lol. Now if we see a bargain wheel that looks promising we can buy it for the Wheel Bank, furbish it up and have it ready to loan out or sell on at cost (or a very modest profit). We also occasionally buy equipment for the group...we could use a tensioned Lazy Kate, for example, we want an Ashford lace flyer, and possibly some more shelving. With a little cash to prime the pump we can do quite a lot.
Nice Haldane. I hope it has a very happy life from now on. It's no life for a wheel to sit unused from new for over a decade. Poor wheel!