Saxony style flax spinning wheel; Massachusetts; 18th C?

Saxony style flax spinning wheel; Massachusetts; 18th C?

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This Saxony style spinning wheel belonged to the donor's family, which was originally from Salem, Massachusetts. In Salem, the family lived in what was known as the Ward House. The donor was given the spinning wheel by her aunt. The wheel is made of wood, and is believed to have been made in the late 18th century. The wheel is a standard flax wheel with a single tapered shaft distaff. It was conserved and restorations made when it was acquired by the museum.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Spinning Wheel, Flax
Date made
might be 18th century
ID Number
TE.T15276.000
catalog number
T15276.000
accession number
291103
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Jean Power
subject
Hand Tools
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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