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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



What visitors say

Visiting the Joel Lane House was like going back in time.  Thank you so much for showing us the house of Joel Lane.  Its interesting to see how the founder of Wake County lived.

Kayla