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|Title||Two spinning methods|
|Description||Caption: "Two methods of Syrian spinning and European wheel." From text: "The spinning was illustrated by Italians, Greeks, Russians and Syrians, who spun with a distaff for holding the flax, and a spindle composed of a straight stick with one or two discs, and a small hook on the upper end to hold the thread. ... The museum is now able to show four variations of this earliest method of spinning. ... A third variation is used by a Syrian woman, and consists of a small wooden disc at the top of the stick, with which she is able to produce a thread so fine that it would have been broken by a heavier spindle. It is interesting to note that the Syrian skill is able to make good the loss of momentum, and that the speed is sustained."|
|Link to the Full-Text||http://hdl.handle.net/10111/UIUCOCA:Serial/commonsmonthlyre|
|Repository||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Coverage-Spatial||Near West Side (Chicago, Ill.)|
|Book Title||The Commons : a monthly record devoted to aspects of life and labor from the social settlement point of view.|