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Clock Reel or Flax Reel

Artist/Maker:
Unknown
Medium:
poplar and oak
Dimensions:
HOA 35 1/4; WOA 13 3/4; DOA 19 1/2
Accession Number:
R-6
Description:
A clock reel mounted on a cross stand; turned handle on wheel; score marks on turned arms. On the bottom of the base is written “110 turns/130 feet.” Reel itself is poplar; base is oak.
History:
LABEL NOTES: The circumference of the reel is 54″; 40 revolutions per click=60 yards per click (180′ skein).
Credit Line:
Wachovia Historical Society