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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1991.178.26

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Maker/Author: Nute, John Henry (Manufacturer, and patentee)

Place Made: Canada: NS, New Glasgow

Date Made: c. 1870

Spinning wheel; horizontal, spindle, with skein winder. Patented in Canada. A rectangular base board, which can be clamped to a table, has a metal rod passing through it. This is the drive wheel axle. The wheel has eight spokes, with a handle on one spoke. The rim, with one groove, is constructed in four sections. An accelerating head is set into a rectangular block which has a slot cut out. A metal screw in this slot fastens the block to the base board. Another rectangular board also fastened by a metal screw is perpendicular to the base board. On the side is a metal disk and a wire. At the top, attached to a dowel fitting through the board, are two interlocking bars, with holes in them. They form the skein winder or holder. The top bar has a knob. Two dowels, one in each end are set into a hole in each bar.

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

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