Six-arm Clock Reel; Mount Vernon?; 18th C.


This is a six arm clock reel, mounted on three legs and used for holding yarn. According to the donor, this reel ( and a spinning wheel also part of this donation) descended in his family, and was said to have been used at Mount Vernon, George Washington's estate. .Edward Hall was at the time of the donation (1914) the President of Banks business College in Philadelphia, PA.

Further research is indicated - George Washington's enslaved workers operated a textile making workshop for the estate.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Edward E. Hall

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T01192.000Catalog Number: T01192.000Accession Number: 56613

Object Name: Reelreel, clock


Record Id: nmah_644238

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