As far as we can tell, Leclerc Spinning Wheels were manufactered and sold from 1969 to 1998. We believe that this was not continious as they do not appear in some of the 1980 catalogs.
Leclerc made a large (22 inch) and small (15 3/4 inch) wheel. It looks like there were at least 3 main versions of the large wheel that can be easily identified by the shape of the legs. These are pictured below (click to enlarge picture).
Note that Leclerc stopped making these Spinning Wheels over a decade ago and unfortunately does not have any repair parts for them.
The small wheel appears to be made in a single style show below (click to enlarge picture):
Below are the dates that we believe Leclerc made these wheels. This is based on catalogs and price lists. Because we do not have a complete sets of these for every year we have estimated some dates as noted in the comments section.
|E-350||E-350||1969-1973||1969||Replaced by the E-351 sometime between 1970 and 1974 - date unknown|
|E-351||E-351||1974-1976||1974, 1975, 1976||Replaced the E-350 sometime between 1970 and 1974 - exact date unknown|
|E-352||E-352||1977-1979||1978, 1979||Replaced the E-351 either in 1977 or 1978|
|6-17-52||1980-1981||1980, 1981||PN# changed - probably same design as 1977-1979|
|6-17-51||1982-1983||1982, 1983||Design modified and PN# changed - 6-17-51 shown as discontinued in 1984 catalog|
|6175-1000||1997-1998||1997, 1998||We believe the E-352 was re-introduced for 2 years with modified PN#|
|Small Wheel||6-17-53||1981-1984+||1981, 1982, 1983, 1984||Small Wheel introduced in 1981 - discontinued some time before 1987|
Click on the thumbnails below to see the original Leclerc catalog information for the 4 types of wheels. Manuals for the Spinning Wheels can be downloaded below. Unfortunately we don't have manuals for all versions but would appreciate it if someone could scan or forward a copy to us!
The photos below show examples of each of the three types of wheels. The Small Wheel is pictured below (click to enlarge pictures):
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