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Wool spinning wheel

1985.346 (RS118667)

Description

Three incised, turned, baluster and ring supports incised base stamped "WMA" and dated "1791" on rear face. Wheel has ten turned and incised spokes wrapped w/ two strips of bent wood. Single finger lap joint. Single-action spin w/ tapered metal spindle held by braided grass strands.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1791
Inscriptions
See description.
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
ash (wood)
maple (wood)
metal
oak (wood)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Ash
Maple
maple (wood)
metal
Oak
oak (wood)
Possibly ash (wood)
spinning wheels
Unidentified Metal
WHEEL, SPINNING
Dimensions
61.875 x 68.875 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.346
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
25242

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