Saxon wheel


variants or Saxony wheel
: a flax-spinning treadle machine in which the bobbin lags behind the fly with the spindle giving the twist to the yarn and the difference of speeds of the spindle and bobbin causing the bobbin to be wound

Word History


so called from its being the invention of a 16th century German wood-carver

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“Saxon wheel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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