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Two spinning methods
Two spinning methods
TitleTwo spinning methods
DescriptionCaption: "Two methods of Syrian spinning and European wheel." From text: "The spinning was illustrated by Italians, Greeks, Russians and Syrians, who spun with a distaff for holding the flax, and a spindle composed of a straight stick with one or two discs, and a small hook on the upper end to hold the thread.... The museum is now able to show four variations of this earliest method of spinning.... A third variation is used by a Syrian woman, and consists of a small wooden disc at the top of the stick, with which she is able to produce a thread so fine that it would have been broken by a heavier spindle. It is interesting to note that the Syrian skill is able to make good the loss of momentum, and that the speed is sustained."
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RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject NameHull House (Chicago, Ill.)
SubjectSettlement houses
Galleries & museums
Coverage-SpatialNear West Side (Chicago, Ill.)
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Book TitleThe Commons : a monthly record devoted to aspects of life and labor from the social settlement point of view.
CollectionPicture Chicago
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