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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1991.178.24

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Maker/Author: Hathorn, George H. (Patentee); Unknown (Maker)

Place Made: USA: ME; USA: ME, Penobscot, Bangor

Date Made: c. 1871

Spinning wheel; horizontal, spindle, with built in skein winder, patented. A rectangular wooden base. A trapezoidal board, with a series of holes drilled into it, is screwed to the base. A metal rod sticking out of the board is the drive wheel axle. The drive wheel has eight spokes with a handle on one of them. The flat rim is constructed in one piece. A vertical bar set into the trapezoidal board has two interlocking bars fastened to a bolt that goes through the vertical board. This four armed skein winder has a dowel at the end of each arm. An accelerating head fits into one hole on the trapezoidal base. Also a small post, with a pulley on the top and on the side, fits into another hole.

Spinning-wheel; Winding and spooling--Hand--Reel; Spinning--Hand--Spinning wheel, spindle

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