Date: ca. 1800
Many early Valley homes had a spinning wheel such as this. It was used to turn raw materials, such as wool or cotton, into thread. The wheel is mounted on a three-legged stand with a stretcher. A drive pedal is mounted on that stretcher. A leather strap connects the pedal to a ring on the wheel’s hub, and this rotates the wheel when the pedal is pressed down.
Medium: Walnut, Leather, Iron
Dimensions: H: 50 1/2 x W: 21 x D: 34 in.
Collection: Shenandoah Valley Collection
Category: Furniture - American
Purchased in 2001.