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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1991.178.3

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Maker/Author: Unknown (Maker)

Place Made: Asia Minor

Date Made: Probably 19th century

Description:
Spinning wheel; horizontal, spindle, rim-less wheel. Metal base or table, with mosaic inlay, is in the form of an H, with a short extension on the front. Two wheel posts are set into right side of H. The drive wheel axle passes through the posts, and a handle extends to the front. The rimless wheel consists of two metal disks with onion shaped protrusions evenly spaced around the edge. The disks are joined by a fine plied wire lacing back and forth. The drive band is supported by this wire. On the other side are three short posts. The outer two have bearings to hold the spindle. The middle post has a slot. The drive band passes through it and around the spindle whorl. Turquoise inlay - hammered into metal.

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

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