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Flax spinning wheel

1985.411 (RS117592)

Description

Three splayed legs; elaborate ring and baluster turned forms. Plain rectangular base, grooved on both sides. Newer oak wheel w/ turned spokes. Turned rods which attach wheel to base are singed or burned. Flywheel supported by elaborately turned supports.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1860
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
leather
metal
oak (wood)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
leather
Leather
metal
Oak
oak (wood)
spinning wheels
Unidentified Metal
WHEEL, SPINNING
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
33.75 x 23 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.411
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
25335

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