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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1991.178.6

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Common Name: Great wheel

Maker/Author: Unknown (Maker)

Place Made: USA

Date Made: Late 19th century

Spinning wheel; horizontal, spindle, painted black. Very steeply slanted rectangular table rests on three splayed legs. Slanted wheel post fits through table. Drive wheel has ten spokes, and a very narrow (1") flat rim constructed in one piece. The drive wheel axle fits into the wheel post. The slanted spindle post, set into the table, narrows at the top to hold the direct drive spindle assembly. It consists of a mother-of-all, with two maidens holding a spindle in corn stalk bearings. A turned wooden cover goes over the spindle tip. The tensioning screw fits through the lower part of the spindle post and into a block which passes through the table. Turnings on posts. Chip carving on ends of table.

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

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