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Flax Wheel

Description

Spinning wheel for flax; Saxony type. Scotch-Irish in origin. The attached table is made from riven maple, and the treadle is made of oak. Some parts of the spinning wheel assembly were turned.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1820
Inscriptions
"HR" (stamped)
Material
birch (wood)
maple (wood)
oak (wood)
turning (shaping process)
Descriptive terms
birch (wood)
maple (wood)
oak (wood)
spinning wheels
turning (shaping process)
WHEEL, SPINNING
Dimensions
35 1/2 x 36 x 24 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1944.764
Credit Line
Gift of Henry Seaton
GUSN
53880

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