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TITLE
Child spinning with a Saxony wheel
EXTERNAL ID
QZP99_93154_09_03
PLACENAME
unidentified
CREATOR
I F Grant
SOURCE
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library
ASSET ID
38536
KEYWORDS
spinning
wool
wheels
work
Child spinning with a Saxony wheel

This photograph shows a ten-year-old child operating a Saxony spinning wheel on Shetland. There were two kinds of spinning wheel - the "muckle wheel" and the "Saxony wheel". The early spinning wheel, the muckle wheel, had a simple design. It was superseded by the Saxony wheel, seen here


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Child spinning with a Saxony wheel

spinning; wool; wheels; work

Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library

I F Grant Photographic Archive

This photograph shows a ten-year-old child operating a Saxony spinning wheel on Shetland. There were two kinds of spinning wheel - the "muckle wheel" and the "Saxony wheel". The early spinning wheel, the muckle wheel, had a simple design. It was superseded by the Saxony wheel, seen here <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: central.edsc.library@edinburgh.gov.uk">Edinburgh Central Library</a><br />