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Turning Pole Lathe

Artist/Maker:
Johann Simon Leicht & Son
Place Made:
Waughtown, North Carolina
Date Made:
1825
Medium:
wood
Dimensions:
LOA: 93″; HOA: 38″; WOA: 40″
Accession Number:
L-9
Description:
A spring pole lathe on which the wood is worked while treading down. The pole then turns the wood backwards while again raising the treadle for the next stroke.
History:
Leicht also used this lathe.
Credit Line:
Wachovia Historical Society Collection