Flax Spinning Wheel

Made:
1745-1755 in Unknown place
Flax spinning wheel c.1750. Treadle-operated flax wheel with bobbin and flyer and also distaff. Very fine example with

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Flax spinning wheel c.1750. Treadle-operated flax wheel with bobbin and flyer and also distaff. Very fine example with
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Flax spinning wheel; treadle-operated flax wheel with bobbin and flyer and also distaff. Very fine example with spokes of flywheel carefully turned and ivory inlaid to various parts.

Details

Category:
Textile Industry
Object Number:
Y1969.13
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), flax, ivory and wood (unidentified)
type:
spinning wheel
credit:
Gift of The Manchester Museum