Identifier: 1919 040 0001
Title: Flax spinning wheel by Joel Farnham of Owego, New York
Description: Joel Farnham's flax wheels, which are coveted by spinning wheel enthusiasts, had a unique four-legged design. The wheelwright and cabinet maker moved to Owego, NY in 1794 from northeast Pennsylvania. By the 1820s Joel 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: SPINNING WHEEL, FLAX
Place: US; NY; Owego; Owego, NY, US
Dates: 1794 to 1840
Type(s): Objects Collection
Maker/Creator: Joel Farnham
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