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Spinning wheel

Date: 1800 - 1812 | Identifier: Historic Hope Plantation
This wheel was used for spinning flax into thread. It is made of oak, used for strength, turned on a lathe to make decorative shapes in the legs and spokes. This machine uses the motion of the large wheel to twist flax fiber into thread that can then be used to weave or sew fabric. more...
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