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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1991.178.14

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Common Name: Great wheel

Maker/Author: Ballou, A. (Maker)

Place Made: USA: New England

Date Made: Late 18th-early 19th century

Description:
Spinning wheel; horizontal, spindle. Rectangular table rests on three splayed legs. Slanted wheel post fits through table. Drive wheel has twelve spokes, and a flat rim constructed in two sections. The wooden drive wheel axle fits through the wheel post, secured by a pin in the back. Two slanted spindle posts fit through the table, with a brace between them one third of the way up. At the top, between them, a block of wood stamped 811 is held by a threaded screw. An incomplete accelerating head, disk not present, fits into the block.

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

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