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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1991.178.7

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Common Name: Great wheel

Maker/Author: Pierce, Benjamin (Maker)

Place Made: USA: NH, Cheshire, Chesterfield

Date Made: Early 19th century

Description:
Spinning wheel; horizontal, spindle. Rectangular table rests on three splayed legs. Slanted wheel post fits through table. Drive wheel has twelve spokes, and a flat rim, with three grooves, constructed in 2 sections. The metal axle fits into the wheel post. The slanted spindle post, set into the table, holds the accelerating head. The tensioning screw fits through the lower part of the spindle post and into a block set into the table. Turnings on wheel post.

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

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