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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1991.178.1

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Maker/Author: Unknown (Maker)

Place Made: Portugal

Date Made: Late 17th-early 18th century

Description:
Spinning wheel; horizontal, spindle. Long rectangular table rests on four, short, unequal legs. Two wheel posts are set into table. The drive wheel axle, with metal crank and wooden handle, rests in slots in posts. The drive wheel has ten flat spokes. The flat rim is constructed in three sections. Two spindle posts, which are upper part of other pair of legs at other end of table, hold wooden bearings. No spindle is present. Some carving or chipping on spindle posts.

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

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