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sley or reed (loom accessory)

Object Number: 
N-198
Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Wood, cane, twine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 47 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. ( 1.6 x 120.6 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular wooden frame wound with twine securing dents made of cane (13 per inch).
Gallery Label: 
A reed fit in the batten of a loom and was used to space warp yarns evenly.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George W. Nash
Provenance: 
The George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group