There are 2 basic types of treadle wheels, the Saxony where the drive wheel is in front of the mother-of-all and the Castle where the drive wheel is below the mother-of-all.
This is a Saxony wheel.
Ron Cowey could be the wheel maker or he could be a previous owner and someone that repaired the wheel. We may never know …
Important things to consider before buying this wheel.
Does the drive wheel spin true or close to true?
Is there an ‘exit hole’ on the side of the orifice?
Is the flyer pulley separate from the bobbin and does it come off the flyer shaft? (*remember it often has a reverse thread so try turning it to the right to remove … rightey tightey, leftey loosey doesn’t apply to reverse threads!)
Can you replace the wooden bearings the flyer sits on?
I can’t tell from the pictures … is there a ‘groove’ on the bobbin for a drive band? this is needed since it is a double drive wheel