Flax Wheel

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1780-1820

GUSN

GUSN-53880

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

Descriptive Terms

spinning wheels
oak (wood)
maple (wood)
birch (wood)
turning (shaping process)
WHEEL, SPINNING

Inscription

"HR" (stamped)

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

35 1/2 x 36 x 24 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry Seaton

Accession Number

1944.764