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Niddy-noddy (Yarn winder)


Part of a collection of Shaker materials begun by Ralph E. and Myra T. Tibbetts; the Tibbets collection was inherited by their daughter and augmented by Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Knight, Marblehead, Massachusetts (Accession Date January 11, 1967)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Knight - Collection of Ralph E. and Myra T. Tibbetts

Shaker, 1850-1900

Object Place

Sabbathday Lake, Maine, United States

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Medium or Technique

Hickory, maple or birch




Tools & equipment, Textile & Costume-making