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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1991.178.2

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Maker/Author: Unknown (Maker)

Place Made: Indo-China

Date Made: Probably 19th century

Spinning wheel; horizontal, spindle, rim-less wheel. T-shaped ornately carved table with a short piece at the end of the long side. Two carved wheel posts are set into the top of the T. The drive wheel axle fits through the wheel posts with a handle in the shape of an eight on the front. On each side of the drive wheel axle hub are four carved bars forming eight spokes. A cord is laced between the tops of the spokes. (The drive band would fit around the lacing.) A small wooden washer is between the spokes and the front post. Two short spindle posts are set into the short end of the table. Leather bearings in the spindle posts hold the spindle shaft, and the whorl is between the bearings. Intricate carving on the table surface, posts and spokes.

Spinning-wheel; Spinning--Hand--Spinning wheel, spindle

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