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Spinning Wheels
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Images, Electronic
Description
Two large Saxony-style spinning wheels (around 38-40” width). No identification markers on the wheels to indicate where, when or who manufactured them. These wheels were spun by hand; there are no pedals to keep the wheel turning at a constant rate.
Notes
Spinning wheels made it easier to stretch and twist raw fibres into thread or yarn, which would then be used on a loom to create clothing items. The wheel provided much more control in place of hand spinning. These particular spinning wheels were mainly used to spin sheep wool into yarn.
Date of Original
Late 18th - Early 19th Century
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Cobourg Museum Foundation
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address
c/o Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West
Cobourg, ON K9A 2M2 Phone number: 19053737222
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Spinning Wheels


Two large Saxony-style spinning wheels (around 38-40” width). No identification markers on the wheels to indicate where, when or who manufactured them. These wheels were spun by hand; there are no pedals to keep the wheel turning at a constant rate.