Wool spinning wheel

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1791

GUSN

GUSN-25242

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

Descriptive Terms

spinning wheels
ash (wood)
maple (wood)
metal
oak (wood)
maple (wood)
Oak
Maple
Ash
Unidentified Metal
WHEEL, SPINNING

Inscription

See description.

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

61.875 x 68.875 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.346

Places

Massachusetts (United States)