American Wood and Forged Iron Flax Hatchel

American Wood and Forged Iron Flax Hatchel

Ref: W1318
This formidable, hand made household tool was common in the early American home. Hatchels were used in the carding of flax fibers into linen thread to straighten and grade the fibers. In today's home, it is an interesting accessory and a truly sculptural form.
DATE
19th century
DIMENSIONS
Width 3 Height 13 in.
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