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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1978.34

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Common Name: Great wheel

Maker/Author: Unknown (Maker)

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. Slanted spindle posts fit through the table; connect at top by horizontal rod. Amos Miner's accelerating head on top of spindle post. Turnings on legs, wheel post and spindle posts.

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

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