Tackle-board, sledge and top for making rope, anonymous, c. 1800 - c. 1860

Tackle-board, sledge and top for making rope, anonymous, c. 1800 - c. 1860

wood, brass and iron, h 32cm × w 47.2cm × d 34cm. Catalogue entry

A ropeyard or ropery comprises a spinning wheel for pre-twisting strands of string, a sledge for twisting five strands together, and a top to prevent the strands from tangling during twisting. This miniature ropeyard was once the equipment used by a modelmaker.

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