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Post by absolutelynicevintage July 31st 2016, 9:23 am

Hello all,

I've come across what I think is a potters wheel?

The base is cast iron and says WENGER / STOKE ON TRENT, I'm just not sure if the base is from an old stool which someone has modified or if it is indeed a potter's wheel?

Any help identifying the item would be greatly appreciated, I've uploaded some images with links below.

Kind regards,
Mark


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Post by studio-pots July 31st 2016, 9:57 am

it isn't a potter's wheel i.e. for throwing but if the top turns then it could be an aid for doing painted decoration on pottery or for sculpture.

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Post by dantheman July 31st 2016, 10:12 am

looks like someone has repurposed an old metal base

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Post by studio-pots July 31st 2016, 12:53 pm

Wengers Ltd. were a company in Stoke that started out manufacturing and supplying of colours, oxides and glazes for pottery decoration in the 19th century and expanded the business to include equipment as well. They continued into the late 20th century but I don't think they still exist.

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Post by absolutelynicevintage July 31st 2016, 8:06 pm

studio-pots wrote:it isn't a potter's wheel i.e. for throwing but if the top turns then it could be an aid for doing painted decoration on pottery or for sculpture.

Hey studio-pots,

Thanks for the reply. The top does indeed turn so it may be more likely be for someone doing sculptures as you said
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Post by absolutelynicevintage July 31st 2016, 8:07 pm

studio-pots wrote:Wengers Ltd. were a company in Stoke that started out manufacturing and supplying of colours, oxides and glazes for pottery decoration in the 19th century and expanded the business to include equipment as well. They continued into the late 20th century but I don't think they still exist.

Thanks for that, it's looking quite likely it is all one piece from the same manufacturer
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Post by mowen July 31st 2016, 10:47 pm

I would call it a banding wheel, though they are not usually so tall.
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