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Clock Reel

Description

Clock reel with table. Has riven oak legs, and a block made of white pine. The arm and the counter are made from either maple or birch. This object was used to measure yarn, as it was wound off of the bobbin of a spinning wheel, and made into a skein.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1850
Material
birch (wood)
maple (wood)
oak (wood)
pine (wood)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Places
Possibly New England (United States) [general region]
Descriptive terms
measuring devices (instruments)
oak (wood)
pine (wood)
Possibly birch (wood)
Possibly maple (wood)
Reel, Clock
textile working equipment
Dimensions
41 1/2 x 20 x 26 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1958.M3
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
221395

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