This is a photograph of a spinning wheel, probably in use around the 1700's and early 1800's. Pennsylvania farm women were making all the linen and woolen clothes worn by their families, usually used to spin flax and wool into thread or yarn. Source: Fletcher, Whitcomb W. Pennsylvania Agriculture and Country Life. Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1955. Print.
Vince's Agriculture Project Vol. II
"Spinning Wheel" (2019). Indiana, Pennsylvania in the Civil War. 294.
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