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Object Name Wheel, Spinning
Catalog Number 0985.02.00057
Description A wooden spinning wheel. The base is still intact and the wheel and the spindle are broken off (they are probably with a piece in storage?).
Dimensions H-28 W-21.5 inches
Owned owner/user unknown
Provenance The spinning wheel was used during the war, 1861-1865. On it was spun the thread which clothed a family of twelve people. Much thread was spun on it also for knitting socks and gloves for the Confederate soldiers. (accession ledger)
Search Terms ersatz
Subjects Sewing
Needlework