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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 guiding us through the Joel Lane House. It was very interesting and fun. There was a door in the kitchen. What was it for? I wish we had more time. Thank you once again.

Kevin