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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 2010.258.2

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Common Name: Great wheel

Maker/Author: Bell, R. G. (maker, attributed to)

Place Made: USA

Date Made: 1863

Spinning wheel; horizontal, spindle. Rectangular table rests on three splayed legs. Slanted four-sided wheel post fits through table. Drive wheel has ten spokes and a flat rim. The drive-wheel axle fits through the wheel post. A short, single spindle post, tapered at the top, fits into a board with a slot that slides along the table to adjust the drive-band tension. The position of the board is set by a wedge set into a slot in a piece of wood fitted through the table. A direct-drive spindle head fits into the top of the spindle post. Turnings on legs, spokes, and spindle post.

Spinning--Hand--Spinning wheel, spindle

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