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Pierce winder

Four-armed wooden yarn winder marked BENJ. PIERCE

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Great wheel from Culpeper, VA

Great wheel from Culpeper, VA; very slanted base / table, dark wood.

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Great wheel marked "P WOOD"

Great wheel marked “P WOOD”

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Incomplete great wheel marked "TILDEN"

Incomplete great wheel (missing drive band, spindle, spindle head, etc.) marked “TILDEN”

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Nora’s "S. MORISON" great wheel

Nora’s “S. MORISON” great wheel

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"S. MORISON" stamps on Nora’s wheel

“S. MORISON” stamps on Nora’s wheel

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Different style and arrangement of stamps

Different style and arrangement of “S. MORISON” stamps

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Label found inside drawer

Ornate paper label found inside drawer of boudoir wheel

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Swanney wheel sloping table design

Swanney wheel sloping table design

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Petrie wheel; note 2 drive bands

Petrie wheel showing 2 drive bands

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Wheels built for La Purisima State Historic Park

Two replicas of the “crudely constructed but functional wheels” that were built for La Purisima State Historic Park.

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Danner wheel front view

“Cassel” wheel made by Daniel Danner. They are structurally very close to wheels from Ireland, known as “castle” wheels.

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Henry wheel front view

Henry wheel front view; castle wheel with distaff.

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"S. HENRY" mark

“S. HENRY” mark on a short, oblong wooden piece of a spinning wheel.

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Mark "H K 1873"

Wood showing circles that form mark “H K 1873”

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Wheel marked "H K 1873"

Wheel marked “H K 1873:” single treadle wheel with distaff.

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Wind Mountain Spinner

Wind Mountain Spinner: light wood double-treadle wheel made by Steven Gray.

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Row reel #1

Wooden reel by Horton Row from Kemptville, ON.

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Karin’s heirloom wheel

Wooden spinning wheel inherited from the author’s Swedish immigrant great-grandmother.

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Detail showing metal flyer, spokes, and inner drive-wheel rim.

Detail showing metal flyer, spokes, and inner drive-wheel rim.