Spinning Wheel, 18th Century

Description
Patriots created new economic networks by forming agreements not to use imported British commodities, such as fine fabrics, furnishings, or tea. They hoped to influence British merchants and manufacturers and also to bridge social divisions among Americans. Colonial women spun linen using tools like this 18th century flax wheel from Rhode Island.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
possibly 18th century
maker
unknown
ID Number
TE.T01959.000
catalog number
T01959.000
accession number
13137
Credit Line
Gift of the Rhode Island Society for the Encouragement of Domestic Industry
subject
Hand Tools
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Textiles
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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