Flax spinning wheel by Joel Farnham of Owego, New York

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Identifier: 1919 040 0001

Title: Flax spinning Wheel by Joel Farnham of Owego, New York

Description: Small, 4-legged flax spinning wheel with flat table made by Joel Farnham. Farnham's flax wheels, which are coveted by spinning wheel enthusiasts, have a unique four-legged design. The wheelwright and cabinet maker moved to Owego, NY in 1794 from northeast Pennsylvania. By the 1820s he had a well-established milling and wheelwright business which passed on to his youngest son Frederick, who began producing his own wheels by the 1840s.

Item: Wheel, Spinning

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Place: US; NY; Owego; Owego, NY, US

Dates: 1794 to 1840

Type(s): Objects Collection

Maker/Creator: Joel Farnham

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