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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1991.178.10

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Maker/Author: Unknown (Maker)

Place Made: USA: Appalachia

Date Made: Probably mid-19th to early 20th centuries

Description:
Spinning wheel; horizontal, spindle - child's size. Narrow, tapered, rectangular table rests on three legs. Wheel post fits into the table. Drive wheel has eight spokes, and a flat rim, with one groove created by the addition of bamboo or reed on the edges, constructed in one piece. The drive wheel axle fits into the wheel post, with a washer between the wheel and the post. The spindle post, set into the table, holds the mother-of-all with maidens set into it. The maidens hold the spindle whorl between them. Spindle point not present.

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

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