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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1991.178.25

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Maker/Author: Bryce, John (Patentee); Unknown (Maker)

Place Made: USA: MI, Ottawa, Grand Haven

Date Made: c. 1872

Description:
Spinning wheel; spindle, hand-cranked, Bryce patented wheel. Frame consists of two cast-iron pieces with a wooden rod across the bottom. Right-hand piece is designed to clamp onto a table secured by a wing nut. In the middle, between the side pieces, is a rod holding a wooden disk. The cast-iron drive wheel has six spokes with a handle on one. It is attached at a right angle to the middle of the right-side frame and positioned to rub against the wooden disk. The spindle fits into the right side of the frame and through the left-side frame with a wooden yarn guard. A wooden spindle whorl has a groove that fits the disk in the middle.

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

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