Flax hetchel

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Dublin Core

Title

Flax hetchel

Subject

Tools and equipment; textiles; flax

Description

Known as a hetchel, hackle, or comb, this gruesome looking object was a critical tool used by early Americans in making linen cloth from flax plants. Each of the spikes, called "pins" were handmade specifically for this type of tool.

Source

Gift of Viola A Cooledge

Date

1750-1850

Contributor

Curated by Eric Bushey

Format

Iron, wood

Identifier

1935.31.2

Coverage

Ludlow, VT, USA

Comments

Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>

About the Original Item

Date Added
August 13, 2010
Collection
Fleming Museum
Citation
“Flax hetchel,” Omeka@CTL, accessed October 24, 2020, http://ctl.w3.uvm.edu/omeka/items/show/567.
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