Hand Made Spinning Wheel
Dating from the late 1800s. Believed to have come from the area near Kaunas, Lithuania.
Note: It does not have any nails, only pegs holding it together, a further indication that it is handmade. The leather tabs on the pedals are original.
The combs are not from Lithuania but are typical of the era.
The Winder is from the 1820s and is Pennsylvania Dutch.
Donated to the
Ethnic Heritage Museum by
Wally and Martha Schapals
Lithuanian Attire and Designs