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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1962.42.1

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Common Name: Great wheel

Maker/Author: Unknown (Maker)

Date Made: Late 18th-early 19th centuries

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. Two short posts extend vertically from table, connected with one another at top, forming a frame to support the spindle post. Spindle post pivots at lower end, its position being regulated by pegs in the frame. The tensioning screw replaced by crude tensioning device. Turnings on spindle post.

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

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