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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1991.178.28

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Maker/Author: Unknown (Maker)

Place Made: USA

Date Made: Late 18th-early 19th centuries

Description:
Spinning wheel; adapted from quiller, spindle spinning assembly. Rectangular table, with wooden box attached on the end, rests on three splayed legs. One wheel post fits through table. Drive wheel has ten spokes with flat rim constructed in two sections. Drive wheel fits on wooden axle that is pinned behind post. Accelerating head unit is attached by a metal bracket to side of wooden box on spinner's right. Turnings on wheel post.

Subject:
Spinning-wheel; Winding and spooling--Hand--Winder, bobbin; Spinning--Hand--Spinning wheel, spindle

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