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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1959.1.133

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Common Name: Great wheel

Maker/Author: Unknown (Maker)

Date Made: Early 19th century

Spinning wheel; horizontal, spindle, Shaker. Rectangular table rests on three splayed legs. Slanted wheel post fits through table. Drive wheel has ten spokes and a flat rim. Metal axle fits into the wheel post. Slanted spindle post with horn collar, set into table, holds an unusual variant of Miner's accelerating head. Differs from most with its brown (not black) small wheel, which is cut with (not across) the grain. Head is also held in place with leather(not corn husk) loops on horizontal wooden pegs. The tensioning screw fits through the lower part of the spindle post and into a block set into the table. Turnings on spindle post.

Spinning-wheel; Spinning--Hand--Spinning wheel, spindle

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