Important Notice

The American Textile History Museum has closed. As a courtesy, this online catalog will remain active through 2018. However, all collections have been transferred to other institutions:
The bulk of the ATHM Osborne Library: Cornell University Library. Contact
Insurance maps: Osher Map Library.
Trade catalogs, trade sheets, and trade cards: The Henry Ford.

The remaining collections have been dispersed to museums and charitable organizations across the country. Please refer to the ATHM website for further information.

<< Back to Results

Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1970.27.3

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Maker/Author: Howland, Thomas (Maker, Attributed to)

Place Made: USA: MA, New Bedford

Date Made: c. 1820

Spinning wheel; horizontal, spindle, two drive wheels. Rectangular table rests on three splayed legs. Two posts inserted through table hold a support beam. On the support beam are two wheels. Posts adjust so that supporting beam can be raised and lowered. The large accelerating wheel has four spokes; rim has two grooves and is constructed in four sections. The small drive wheel also has four spokes. Spindle would be located on opposite end of support beam, but is missing. Handle is attached to accelerating wheel.

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

<< Back to Results

The images and data published in the Chace Catalogue are protected by copyright. Use of this material is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from the American Textile History Museum. Please contact the Rights and Reproductions department for commercial and non-commercial use of images. See Contact page.