The Domestic Art Of Spinning

Hatchel     Exhibit 29

     This is another example of a hatchel.

     As with only a couple other hatchels exhibited here, this one has a design of holes punched into the sides of the metal wrapped around the base where the nails are pounded through. Although it is difficult to read, this one might be intended to display a date, because the holes appear to form the "1" and "8" of a year in the Nineteenth Century. Also, notice in the last image that a design was also punched into two metal plates that were attached to the wooden base where the holes should be.