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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1991.178.15

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Common Name: Great wheel

Maker/Author: Unknown (Maker)

Place Made: USA: New England

Date Made: Late 18th-19th centuries

Description:
Spinning wheel; horizontal, spindle. Rectangular table rests on three splayed legs. Slanted wheel post fits through table. Drive wheel has ten spokes, and a flat rim constructed in one piece. The drive wheel axle fits into the wheel post. Two slanted spindle posts are set into the table. Between them a barrel shaped piece of wood is held by a threaded screw. Two short pegs are set into the table, near the spindle posts. Turnings on posts, spokes and legs. Red paint on top and edges of table, and on hub of drive wheel.

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

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