This is a pretty big wheel as wheels go -- 12 inches across. It's in pretty good shape, too, and perfectly usable as long as France hasn't changed its language in the last 50 years. The copyright date was 1956 and this is the 1967 edition. I wonder what's different? This wheel has two disks on top of the main background one, but they don't work together. It's just a way to pack in more information without making the wheel 24 inches.
I don't speak French and don't anticipate doing so anytime soon. If I did, I guess I'd feel kind of dorky bringing this to class. But I do like the little professor with his mortarboard hat and pointer and holding his right hand in an attitude that seems to say, "Viola!"
This is one of my favorite wheels because it is absolutely crazy-ridiculous. Yes, this is Target, the big box store. They sell wine and so they managed to roll a big truck of money up to the house of a deluxe sommelier to create a wheel that will assist you with your wine selections the next time you're serving Tostitos and TGI Friday's Potato Skins. Imagine: You can have the classiest dorm room at State!
This wheel does nothing to educate you about wine. It only tells you what might go well with the $1.09 box of macaroni and cheese you're making for yourself on a lonely Friday night. One side of this 8.25-inch wheel has no relevant information. They could have done a lot more with this. It's just a cheesy (goes well with Shiraz!) marketing gimmick that merely adds to the massive payload of plastic in the world's landfills -- unless you're some nut who collects such things.
Now, here's something unusual for a change: a wheel to help you choose a mink! It describes the colors of each one: Arcturus (natural lavender), Aeolian (natural taupe), etc. It's 3.75 inches and in good shape. There is no date on this. You'll have to make up your own mind.
This wheel comes with a delightful and informative little booklet: All About Mink. Under "How to Care for Your Mink" it says to keep your fur in the vault of your furrier in summer but, "On the other hand, a 'little fur' -- a jacket, or stole, or mink wrap -- is likely to be worn right through summer in today's air-conditioned world...with breezy resort evenings to consider as well." I can't imagine.
There is no picture of the animal itself to be found in the booklet or on the wheel, so I have provided you with a picture of the mink I have in my own collection (really). I think it's a mink. Who knows?
Here is your New Holland Acreage Calculator. "First in Grassland Farming". There isn't much to say about this one. It measures 5.5 by 8.375, including the little bit of the disk that sticks out. The date on here is 1962. Seems practical enough. Look - go over to the Ephemera page today. It's much more interesting.