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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1959.1.10

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Common Name: Great wheel

Maker/Author: A. & A. Wilder (Maker)

Place Made: USA: NH, Keene

Date Made: 1812-1815

Description:
Spinning wheel; horizontal, spindle. Rectangular table rests on three splayed legs. Slanted wheel post fits through table. Drive wheel has ten spokes and a flat rim. The drive wheel is from another spinning wheel and does not fit the metal axle correctly. Slanted spindle post, set into the table, holds the Miner patented accelerating head. The tensioning screw fits through the lower part of the spindle post and into a block set into the table. Turnings on end of spindle post.

Subject:
Spinning-wheel; Spinning--Hand--Spinning wheel, spindle

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