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Yarn winder


Late 19th/early 20th century yarn winder; sycamore(?); rotary action, hand operated; four arms with simple rectangular `paddles'; axle arm slots into plain wooden uprights; one arm is notched with eleven grooves cut into the side; beneath and integral with the winder is a rectangular wood box with outwardly sloping sides for storing bobbins, at one end the box rim has a wrought iron staple; one paddle very woodwormed.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1987-26

  • Date

    c. 1900

  • Material

    wood sycamore

  • Measurements

  • Length

    470 mm (base)

  • Width

    290 mm (base)
    570 mm

  • Height

    140 mm (base)
    780 mm

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust