Small wooden base [15″ x 13¾” (~38 cm x 35 cm)] has at one end two posts with notches at top. Set into the notches is small reel with four arms strung diagonally with cotton thread. At the other end of the wooden base are two more posts holding a bamboo bell-shaped bobbin; attached to one of these posts is a drive-wheel with a metal crank with a wood handle. A heavy drive cord runs from the 4½” (~11.5 cm) -diameter drive wheel to the axle.
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