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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

Thank you for the excellent tour of the Joel Lane House.  I learned a lot about the history of Raleigh as well as the Joel Lane House.  I learned how harsh conditions were back then and how we take for granted things they did not have back then.  The structure of houses has really changed a lot since the Joel Lane House was built.

Matt