This is a framework consisting of two wheels, and a chain driven crank shaft. One of wheels is used for conducting the rest of the frame depending on the operators point of direction. Foot pedals are used to drive the chain that spins the rear wheel providing the frame to move forward.

Combination Chain Driven Bicycle

This is a framework consisting of two wheels, and a chain driven crank shaft. One of wheels is used…

Arkright's water-frame wheel, the first power spinning-wheel.

Power Spinning Wheel

Arkright's water-frame wheel, the first power spinning-wheel.

Rum-Pel-Stilt-Skin visits the miller's daughter who must spin straw into gold.

Rum-Pel-Stilt-Skin

Rum-Pel-Stilt-Skin visits the miller's daughter who must spin straw into gold.

A woman spinning.

Spinning

A woman spinning.

"This machine carried a number of spindles turned by cords or belts from the same wheel, and operated by hand. It was a very simple affair, but it spun at first eight threads then sixteen, and within the inventor's own lifetime eighty, thus doing the work of many spinning wheels."—Webster, 1920

Spinning Jenny

"This machine carried a number of spindles turned by cords or belts from the same wheel, and operated…

A spinning wheel

Spinning Wheel

A spinning wheel

Flax spinning wheel.

Spinning Wheel

Flax spinning wheel.

A spinning wheel used for cotton.

Spinning Wheel

A spinning wheel used for cotton.

An illustration of a woman using a spinning wheel. A spinning wheel is a device for spinning thread or yarn from natural or synthetic fibers.

Spinning Wheel

An illustration of a woman using a spinning wheel. A spinning wheel is a device for spinning thread…

A frame with a spinning wheel in the foregroud. A ship can be seen on the left and a church steeple on the right.

Spinning Wheel

A frame with a spinning wheel in the foregroud. A ship can be seen on the left and a church steeple…

"A band or cord (E) connected the large wheel with the small wheel (D). Another cord (F) connected the small wheel with the grooved pulley, or wharve, on the spindle (C). The revolutions of the large wheel turned the small wheel very rapidly, thus communicating motion to the spindle through the wharve."—Webster, 1920

A Spinning Wheel

"A band or cord (E) connected the large wheel with the small wheel (D). Another cord (F) connected the…

An early spinning wheel.

Spinning Wheel

An early spinning wheel.