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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1970.27.5

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Common Name: Great wheel

Maker/Author: Unknown (Maker)

Date Made: Early 18th century

Description:
Spinning wheel; horizontal, spindle. Rectangular table rests on three splayed legs. Wide slanted wheel post fits through table. Drive wheel has ten spokes and a flat rim; handle attached to one spoke. The drive wheel axle fits through the wheel post. Spindle post rests on collar that overhangs table. Lacks spindle. An interesting feature is the "S" shaped wooden, threaded thumb wing nut. The wing nut holds down the tensioner and fastens to a stationary wooden peg. Turnings on legs and spindle post.

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

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