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Object Name Wheel, Spinning
Common Name walking wheel
Catalog Number 1978.7
Date ca. 1800
Material(s) Wood
Dimensions H-56 W-63.5 D-17.75 inches
Description This is a walking spinning wheel. It is made of wood. It has a diagonal board that supports the wheel and spool arm on top and three legs on the bottom. The wheel is very large and has 12 spokes. It is attached to the board with a wooden arm.
Notes This donation was made by Mrs. Laura Van Zandt Moore in memory of her VanZandt and Pedigo ancestors of Kentucky.

The walking wheel was used by Lucy Cox Pedigo and her daugher Eugenia Ellen Pedigo Van Zandt.

According to the 1880 Federal Census, Lucy Pedigo (Pedego in census) was born about 1832 and was living in LaFayette, Metcalfe County, Ky. Her husband was George W. Pegigo, listed as farmer. They had children: Robert S., Emily F., Alley G., Eugene (Eugenia?) E., Lemuel H., and Emit T. "Eugene" is listed as a 14 year old female.
Collection Laura Van Zandt Moore Collection
People VanZandt, Eugenia Ellen Pedigo
Pedigo, Lucy Cox
Subjects Spinning
Spinning wheels
Textile machinery
House work
Search Terms Metcalfe County (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS