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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1991.178.129

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Maker/Author: Unknown (Maker)

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, which is the drive wheel axle. Each of the two wheels has eight spokes, with a handle on one spoke. The rim, with one groove, is constructed in four sections. A rectangular block with a slot cut out is fastened to the base by a metal screw. Another rectangular board, set on its side, is also fastened to the base by a metal screw. It has a metal disk and a wire on one side. 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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