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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1991.178.98

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Maker/Author: Vigeant and Desmarets (Patentee); Unknown (Maker)

Date Made: c. 1880

Description:
Spinning wheel; horizontal with bobbin/flyer, treadle. All parts are metal except for bobbin and treadle assembly. A thin rectangular table rests on three splayed legs. The two wheel supports are a U-shaped piece of metal which is screwed into the table. The drive wheel has six s-shaped spokes. The outer edge of the rim has tin capping with two grooves. The mother-of-all is adjusted by a metal screw below it. The wooden bobbin is held by spring-loaded screw. Hooks on flyer not present. Cord used as footman to connect three-part wooden treadle to drive wheel axle.

Subject:
Spinning-wheel; Spinning--Hand--Spinning wheel, bobbin and flyer, horizontal

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