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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1968.30

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Common Name: Great wheel

Maker/Author: Sanford, Beardsley (Maker)

Place Made: USA: NY, Delaware, Harpersfield

Date Made: c. 1820

Description:
Spinning wheel; horizontal, spindle. Rectangular table rests on three splayed legs. Slanted wheel post fits through table. Drive wheel has twelve spokes and a flat rim. The drive wheel axle fits through the wheel post. Two slanted spindle posts fit through the table, at the top, between them, a block of wood is held by a threaded screw. An incomplete accelerating head, fits into the block. Two pegs set into table near spindle posts. Turnings on legs and spindle posts.

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

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