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Spinning Wheel

Description

This flax spinning wheel was used by enslaved people at the Claggett family's Cottage plantation in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. It was employed in the production of linsey-woolsey fabric, a wool-linen blend.

Creator

unknown

Date

1840-1860

Materials

Wood, metal

Dimensions

68 H x 43 W x 12 D inches

Resource ID

9802

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Claggett on behalf of her brother, David Clark Claggett

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.