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Flax Comb Hockle

Oblong box with nail heads giving date on bottom section that has spikes through which flax stalks were pulled to remove seeds in preparing for spinning. Top of box covers spikes when box is not in use.

Object number: 1976.37.1

Dimensions: 13 1/2” long; 5 3/4’ high

Gift of Mr. James F. Godwin

Estimated date circa 1825