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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



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Than you so much for the exciting presentation. The students really enjoyed all the props you brought in. I hope to have you both come back next year and show my new group of students everything you shared today!

Tina