Model of James Hargreaves 1770 Spinning Jenny

Model of James Hargreaves 1770 Spinning Jenny

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Wooden model 16 inches high 11 inches wide, 20 inches long--it ha 12 spindles operated by hand crank. This is a model of the spinning jenny invented by James Hargreaves, June 22, 1770. This model was accessioned in 1906.
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Object Name
Spinning Wheel
spinning jenny, model
overall: 16 in x 11 in x 20 in; 40.64 cm x 27.94 cm x 50.8 cm
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Credit Line
transferred from Interior Department
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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