Spinning Wheel Photos

Antique or artistic spinning wheels in the collections of various museums & museum houses. Larger wheels usually serve to spin thread from wool, while smaller wheels are mostly used to spin flax.

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Spinning wheels in Garrison house at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.Collection of spinning wheels at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Collection of spinning wheels in attic at Joseph Webb House. Wethersfield, CT.Spinning wheels displayed in Newcom Tavern at Carillon Historical Park. Dayton, OH.
Spinning wheels in Garrison house at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.Collection of spinning wheels at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Collection of spinning wheels in attic at Joseph Webb House. Wethersfield, CT.Spinning wheels displayed in Newcom Tavern at Carillon Historical Park. Dayton, OH.
Spinning wheels at Rancho de las Golondrinas. Santa Fe, NM.Spinning wheel at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Spinning wheel at Noah Webster House. West Hartford, CT.Spinning wheel & weasel at Strong House. Windsor, CT.
Spinning wheels at Rancho de las Golondrinas. Santa Fe, NM.Spinning wheel at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Spinning wheel at Noah Webster House. West Hartford, CT.Spinning wheel & weasel at Strong House. Windsor, CT.
Large bedroom with fireplace & spinning wheel at Old Stone House. Washington, DC.Basement spinning & weaving room at Grouseland. Vincennes, IN.Spinning wheel for wool at John Balch Museum House. Beverly, MA.Spinning wheel at Hoxie House. Sandwich, MA.
Large bedroom with fireplace & spinning wheel at Old Stone House. Washington, DC.Basement spinning & weaving room at Grouseland. Vincennes, IN.Spinning wheel for wool at John Balch Museum House. Beverly, MA.Spinning wheel at Hoxie House. Sandwich, MA.
Demonstration of spinning wheel at Warp Pioneer Village. Minden, NE.Spinning wheel for wool at Thomas Halsey Homestead. South Hampton, NY.Spinning wheel in Jonathan Hale House at Hale Farm. Cleveland, OH.French Canadian spinning wheel show pre-industrial life at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
Demonstration of spinning wheel at Warp Pioneer Village. Minden, NE.Spinning wheel for wool at Thomas Halsey Homestead. South Hampton, NY.Spinning wheel in Jonathan Hale House at Hale Farm. Cleveland, OH.French Canadian spinning wheel show pre-industrial life at Museum of Work & Culture. Woonsocket, RI.
Spinning wheel in Walton-Smith log cabin at Pioneer Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Spinning wheel & butter churn at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.Muckle spinning wheel at Verdant Works Museum. Dundee, Scotland.Spinning wheel & chairs in Pennsylvania Log Farmhouse at Ulster American Folk Park. Omagh, Northern Ireland.
Spinning wheel in Walton-Smith log cabin at Pioneer Museum. Fredericksburg, TX.Spinning wheel (c1847) & butter churn (c1840) (lent: private collections) at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.Muckle spinning wheel at Verdant Works Museum. Dundee, Scotland.Spinning wheel & chairs in Pennsylvania Log Farmhouse at Ulster American Folk Park. Omagh, Northern Ireland.
Sewing machine, dress dummy & spinning wheel at McCulloch House. Waco, TX.Spinning wheel at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Flax preparation tools & spinning wheel at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT.Flax preparation device at Witch House. Salem, MA.
Sewing machine, dress dummy & spinning wheel at McCulloch House. Waco, TX.Spinning wheel at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Flax preparation tools & spinning wheel at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT.Flax preparation device at Witch House. Salem, MA.
Peasant woman bruising flax painting after Millet print by Vincent van Gogh at Van Gogh Museum. Amsterdam, NL.Carved wooden shop sign flax dresser from Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Flax spinning wheel at Strong House. Windsor, CT.Spinning wheels at Judson House. Stratford, CT.
Peasant woman bruising flax painting after Millet print (1889) by Vincent van Gogh at Van Gogh Museum. Amsterdam, NL.Carved wooden shop sign flax dresser (18th C) from Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Flax spinning wheel at Strong House. Windsor, CT.Spinning wheels at Judson House. Stratford, CT.
Hatchel, used to separate flax fibers, at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Scrutching block, used to break flax fibers, at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Flax comb at Buttolph-Williams House. Wethersfield, CT.Flax wheel by Joshua Goldsmith at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Hatchel, used to separate flax fibers, at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Scrutching block, used to break flax fibers, at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Flax comb at Buttolph-Williams House. Wethersfield, CT.Flax wheel (aka Connecticut chair wheel) (c1800) by Joshua Goldsmith at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.
Double spinning wheel by Solomon Plant of Stratford, CT at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Spinning wheel & yarn preparation devices at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Flax wheel & yarn winder at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.Flax wheel & yarn winder at Old Stone House. Washington, DC.
Double spinning wheel (1780-1820) by Solomon Plant of Stratford, CT at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Spinning wheel & yarn preparation devices at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Flax wheel & yarn winder at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.Flax wheel & yarn winder at Old Stone House. Washington, DC.
Hitchcock rocking chair with caned seat as stenciled by Rose Standish Nichols & flax wheel in rear bedroom at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.Ladder back chairs & flax wheel at John Balch Museum House. Beverly, MA.Spinning wheel in Schenck House bedroom at Old Bethpage Village. Old Bethpage, NY.Spinning wheel & stoneware jugs at Annie Cooper Boyd House museum. Sag Harbor, NY.
Hitchcock rocking chair with caned seat as stenciled by Rose Standish Nichols & flax wheel in rear bedroom at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.Ladder back chairs & flax wheel at John Balch Museum House. Beverly, MA.Spinning wheel in Schenck House bedroom at Old Bethpage Village. Old Bethpage, NY.Spinning wheel & stoneware jugs at Annie Cooper Boyd House museum. Sag Harbor, NY.
High-chair, spinning wheel & armchair at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Parlor with table & spinning wheel above N.K. Whitney Store at Historic Kirtland Village. Kirtland, OH.Spinning wheel in Jonathan Hale House at Hale Farm. Cleveland, OH.Spinning wheel at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
High-chair, spinning wheel & armchair at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Parlor with table & spinning wheel above N.K. Whitney Store at Historic Kirtland Village. Kirtland, OH.Spinning wheel in Jonathan Hale House at Hale Farm. Cleveland, OH.Spinning wheel at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Fireplace, rocking chair & spinning wheel in Gates house at Pioneer Village. Gonzales, TX.Spinning wheel at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Small spinning wheel at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Spinning wheel like ones that Mary Queen of Scots used in Queen's bedchamber at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.
Fireplace, rocking chair & spinning wheel in Gates house at Pioneer Village. Gonzales, TX.Spinning wheel at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Small spinning wheel at Craigievar Castle. Alford, Scotland.Spinning wheel (17th C) like ones that Mary Queen of Scots used in Queen's bedchamber at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.
Spinning wheel & chair at The Study. Culross, Scotland.Spinning wheel at The Study. Culross, Scotland.Flax spinning wheel by I. Jameson of York in bedchamber at Georgian House museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Flax spinning wheel at Hill House. Helensburgh, Scotland.
Spinning wheel & chair at The Study. Culross, Scotland.Spinning wheel at The Study. Culross, Scotland.Flax spinning wheel (beech boudoir wheel) (mid 18th C) by I. Jameson of York in bedchamber at Georgian House museum. Edinburgh, Scotland.Flax spinning wheel at Hill House. Helensburgh, Scotland.
Flax spinning wheel in state bedroom at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Spinning wheel beside bed with quilt in Ballydugan Weaver's house at Ulster Folk Park. Belfast, Northern Ireland.Flax spinning wheel in weavers cottage at Ulster American Folk Park. Omagh, Northern Ireland.Campbell House flax wheel at Ulster American Folk Park. Omagh, Northern Ireland.
Flax spinning wheel in state bedroom at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.Spinning wheel beside bed with quilt in Ballydugan Weaver's house at Ulster Folk Park. Belfast, Northern Ireland.Flax spinning wheel in weavers cottage at Ulster American Folk Park. Omagh, Northern Ireland.Campbell House flax wheel at Ulster American Folk Park. Omagh, Northern Ireland.
Spinning wheel in master bedroom of Hovander Homestead house. Ferndale, WA.Woman spinning Alpaca thread on Sun Island. Bolivia.

Spinning wheel in master bedroom of Hovander Homestead house. Ferndale, WA.Woman spinning Alpaca thread on Sun Island. Bolivia.


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