The Domestic Art Of Spinning

Spinning Wheel     Exhibit 8

     This is another example of the castle type of spinning wheel which comes from Germany. A note that was attached to the underside of the base plate noted: This little spinning wheel was brought to this country from Germany in the year 1840 by Catherine Hinderer wife of Gotlub Hinderer, who preceded her to this country. Was handed down to daughter, Caroline Hinderer McWilliams. - Signed, Samuel H. McWilliams. Although it does not have its original spindle, it is still a pretty piece of wood craftsmanship.