Spinning wheel. (Type referred to as a "walking wheel"). Light, untreated wood. Intact. Removable accessories include: great wheel (a) with eleven spokes held by a support post (b), table (c) with three legs (split in back of table), spindle/whorl (d), maiden (e), mother-of-all (f), threaded wooden nut (g) for adjusting mother-of-all, screw peg (h) that fits into mother-of-all from beneath table, small wooden piece (i) for fastening the support post from beneath table, and drive band (j). (Only the table is numbered). Spinning wheel was used by Mrs. Stephen J. Justice, grandmother of donor, in the their home in Kemah, Texas. It probably dates to 1842 when the Justices were married. Donor is a grandson of the Justices. Formerly L-533.a-j.
H. 60.5 x L. 71 in (H. 153.67 x L. 180.34 cm)
Place of Origin
Kemah (Galveston County, Tex)
Gift to San Jacinto Museum of History from Eli J. Kipp.
Artisan or Artist
wood ; spinning-wheel
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