Swift stand

Object Number: 
Z.982
Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 51 1/2 x 34 1/2 x 34 1/2 in. ( 130.8 x 87.6 x 87.6 cm )
Description: 
Swift stand (winding apparatus missing); slightly tapered cylindrical wooden shaft, with flanged ring 10" from top, mounted vertically atop base of carved wooden crossbars.
Gallery Label: 
Weavers used swifts to aid in unwinding hanks on to bobbins or quills; knitters used them for winding skeins into balls.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group