Rectangular wooden base with upright that gears are set into. A rod goes through upright to round disc that holds six arms with crosspieces on the ends. Thread is wound around arms. Smart phone on table to left of base of reel.
Foreground shows base of a wooden reel, two arms of reel with thread around them. Middle ground includes a left hand holding a wooden object, a niks. In the background is a lazy-kate holding a bobbin with handspun thread.
Short wooden tube made from raw wood from horse chestnut branch with right-angle notches cut out of each end, resting on a round piece of gray felted fabric.
Two contemporary niksid from Estonia resting on striped multi-colored fabric. Niks on left made from sheep bone 9 cm or 3½”, with holes drilled in each end. Wooden one on right is longer, 13 cm or 5″, is made from larger piece of wood with right angle notches cut out.
Small bobbin/flyer wheel set on an ornately turned frame in two parts. Lower part has square base and four turned uprights. Treadle between uprights on left is at right angle to the footman. Two wooden pieces 9″ (~22.8 cm) by 5¼” (~13.3 cm) are between upper and lower frames. Upper frame is rectangular, held by four short turned posts, with a metal drive wheel 6¾” (~17 cm) diameter with 8 spokes on the right and the bobbin/flyer unit on the left. Mother-of-all moves on a threaded screw set into the left end of the frame. Two parts of the distaff are present.
Metal drive wheel, 6¾” (~17 cm) diameter with 8 spokes, axle rests in short post set into turned upper frame. Top of carved footman has a round piece of leather at the end of the drive-wheel axle.
Two wooden pieces 9″ by 5¼” (~22.8 cm by ~13.3 cm) support the two frames, with small spindles between them. Lower piece is at the top of the lower frame and the upper is the bottom of the upper frame. Threaded screw fits between the middle of them.
Yarn winder or reel marked D. KLEIN. Small wooden table with three legs supports an upright which holds a box with gears inside. Clock face on front of box. Six turned arms with short crossbars on the ends for holding the thread as it is made into a skein.
Flax wheel attributed to Heinrich Scheddel has rectangular table on three turned legs. Pair of turned wheel posts set into the table hold the drive wheel on the right. Pair of braces go from the wheel posts to the top of the table. Drive wheel has 12 spokes. The treadle, between the two front legs is attached to the drive wheel axle by a wooden footman. The bobbin/flyer unit is on the left end of the table. Two sections of the distaff are present.
Two wooden blocks hold wooden accelerating heads. Each one has a post, a base, one upright to which an accelerating wheel is set into, and a spindle attached to the base. The one on the left, the upright is to the left of the wheel, on the right the post is to the right.
A moving spindle wheel sits on the floor in front of a table holding three Norwegian spinning wheels. In the background is a display of signed hetchels (also called hackles).
Wooden spinning wheel with three turned legs, rectangular table with chip carving on end. Treadle and footman. Turned wheel support posts hold drive wheel with 12 spokes. Mother-of-all, set into collar, has turned maidens and bobbin/flyer unit. At end of table turned distaff in three sections with bird-cage shape at top.
End of wooden table with the chip carving on the right side. Line of small square punch marks or stippling go along the carving. Another line of marks makes a diagonal with the side of the table and another shorter one goes from the middle of the diagonal to the corner.
Wooden table with script letters L and M punched into wood. Metal ruler next to letters.
Two wooden spinning wheels with three turned legs, rectangular table. Treadle and footman. Turned wheel support posts hold drive wheel with 12 spokes. Mother-of-all, set into collar, has turned maidens and bobbin/flyer unit. At end of table turned distaff in three sections with bird-cage shape at top. Wheel on left has lighter wood than wheel on right.
Table ends of two wooden spinning wheels showing the stippling or punch marks on the corners. Wheel on left the tension screw handle and mother of all can be seen. On right the tension screw on the table end is visible.
Wooden threaded screw fits through the bulbous end of a wooden peg that goes through the wooden mother-of-all.
A rounded piece of wood is screwed into table end. A thin metal rod is attached between it and the mother-of-all. A metal spring is set into to the end of the table and reaches to a knob on the mother-of-all. Two vertical maidens hold the bobbin/flyer unit above it.
Wooden spinning wheel with three turned legs, treadle under a rectangular table. Turned drive- wheel support posts, wheel has 16 spokes. At left end of table the mother-of-all has bobbin/flyer unit. Tension device in front of it is turned screw going through bulbous end of large peg.
Detail of wooden drive wheel showing rim structure, turnings on spokes, and turnings on wheel support posts that are found on Type 1 wheels.
Detail of wooden drive wheel showing rim structure, turnings on spokes, and turnings on wheel support posts that are found on Type 2 wheels.
Light wood U-shaped flyer with hooks, wooden bobbin. White yarn shows the path under the orifice, over the neck, around two hooks onto the bobbin. Unit comes from a wheel marked JO. Jérémie Ouellet (1845-1903), Quebec.
Light wood U-shaped flyer with hooks, wooden bobbin. Light blue yarn shows cross-lacing path, from orifice around hooks, then around other flyer arm to hooks, then bobbin. Unit comes from a wheel of unknown maker, place or date.
Dark wood U-shaped flyer with hooks, wooden bobbin. Lavender yarn shows the normal path from eye of orifice around hooks to bobbin. Unit comes from a wheel by Charles Regeimbal (1844 -1927), Quebec.
Part of the Henzie Collection displayed at Eclections: The Art of Collecting, LA County Fair, in 2011. Mounted on a dark red wall the objects are divided by geographic area. European on left side has boards holding small textile tools, shuttles and hand cards, hanging below them are two small table looms. A band loom is next to a pedestal that holds an upright wheel with a dressed distaff. Another pedestal holds a small tape loom. Hanging above them is a small tabletop wheel, a horizontal wheel, another upright wheel with a dressed distaff, an upright wheel with distaff and a horizontal flax wheel. A Turkish style wheel with an accelerating wheel hangs next to the Asian section. There are two hand cranked cotton gins hanging above a small bale of cotton. A book charka opened to show a skein on the reel. A wooden Japanese loom sits on the floor under a poster of a woman weaving on an identical loom.
Raw grain of wood showing the T. ELLIS mark stamped into the wood twice.
Table end shows raw wood at end of table, round piece set into side of table that holds accelerator head with wooden screws to secure the maidens. Spindle below accelerating wheel and pulley.
Three legs hold steeply angled table that is one long piece of wood. Mostly it is square but turned from the longer leg to the end section that holds a round piece on the spinner’s side. It has an accelerating head set into it. A turned post is set into the table and holds a flat rimmed drive wheel with ten spokes.
Small wooden table held by four slim legs, with stretchers in the form of an X, a treadle, and a footman. On top is a brass drive wheel, set into slot on top of table, is attached to a mechanism that reaches to a bobbin/flyer unit on the left side. A birdcage distaff is attached to the left side of the table. All the wood and brass have been polished.
Close up of top of table showing where the arm from the gearbox meets the bobbin/flyer unit and the crank handle.
In front of drive wheel, set on the table, is a round wooden gear box with a brass heart-shaped cut-out on top. It is attached by a metal rod to the bobbin/flyer mechanism.
Small wooden table held by four slim legs, with stretchers in the form of an X, and a treadle bar. On top is a brass drive wheel, set into a slot on top of table, is attached to a mechanism that reaches to a bobbin/flyer unit on the left side.