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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1991.178.19

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Common Name: Great wheel

Maker/Author: Unknown (Maker)

Place Made: USA

Date Made: Late 17th-early 18th century

Description:
Spinning wheel; horizontal, spindle. Rectangular table rests on three splayed legs, with a stretcher between two back legs. Slanted wheel post fits through table and is secured with a pin. Drive wheel has twelve spokes, and a flat rim constructed in one piece. The drive wheel axle fits into the wheel post, with a leather washer between the wheel and the post. The spindle post, which is square on the bottom and turned on the top, fits over a slot in the table. A large wooden screw passes up through this slot into the spindle post to adjust its position. An accelerating head is set into the top of the spindle post. Turnings on legs and wheel post.

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

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