Spinning Wheel Weight

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1800-1810

GUSN

GUSN-10610

Description

Ovoid bottle-shaped spinning wheel carved from wood with a cavity with lead; long, narrow neck ending in flattened round knob; there are traced of old, green paint.

Details

Descriptive Terms

weights (scale components)
carving (processes)
lead (metal)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Wood
Lead
Painted
Carved
Weight, Balance

Inscription

Paper Label on side: for turning/ spinning wheel/ 1800

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.498