Lacemaking Bobbin


From Henry Whitfield State Museum

Date manufactured/created
18th century
Date manufactured/created
Description
Lace can be made by hand using a set of several bobbins wound with thread. Distinctive bobbin designs help keep track of the threads while making intricate patterns. This wood bobbin was made in Connecticut sometime in the 1700s. It may have been part of a set owned by the Hebert family, some of the thousands of Acadians expelled from British-occupied Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick during the French and Indian War. The British destroyed many villages and deported Acadians to British colonies and France, often separating families in the process. Eleven Acadians were sent to Guilford in 1755, and the Hebert family lived at 37 Union Street until 1772. Still a private home, it is nicknamed the Acadian House.
Dimensions
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Measurement Types: Item (Overall)
4.06 in L
4.06 in L
Credit Line
Donated by Anna M. Stone of Guilford in 1905
Accession/ID number
HW1905.027s