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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1965.8

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Common Name: Great wheel

Maker/Author: Meacham, David (Trustee)

Place Made: USA: NY, New Lebanon

Date Made: 1790-1830

Description:
Spinning wheel, horizontal, spindle, Shaker. Rectangular table rests on three splayed legs. Slanted wheel post fits through table. Drive wheel has twelve spokes and a flat rim. The drive metal axle fits into the wheel post. The spindle post is suspended between two supports set into the table. A threaded screw passes through the sides of these supports and the post. The tensioning screw goes first through a block set into the end of the table, then pushes the lower part of the spindle post. Miner's patented accelerating head fits into the top of the spindle post.

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

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