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Flax Wheel

1971.774 (RS117766)

Description

Small foot-powered wheel fashioned in four sections of oak, with sixteen spokes, attached to slanted rectangular base by simple turned stiles; three simple turned legs support the whole; missing a distaff and spindle.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1768-1799
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
maple (wood)
oak (wood)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
Maple
maple (wood)
Oak
oak (wood)
spinning wheels
WHEEL, SPINNING
Dimensions
35.125 x 37 x 22.375 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.774
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5455

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