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Ohio School for the Blind spinning wheel
Description: Photograph of a spinning wheel from a collection of models for the Ohio State School for the Blind. A spinning wheel is a tool used to spin thread or yarn from natural or synthetic fibers. Photograph is 3" x 4". Photographs and descriptions of a few models were included in the book "Models for the Blind," compiled by workers of the Ohio Writers' Program. The book was meant as a guide, to be used in the building and study of models, and as documentation of the achievements at the Ohio State School for the Blind. The models were a result of research, design and construction by employees of the Works Projects Administration. Models were made of durable materials to withstand regular usage. The average cost of labor for larger models was $45. A special room was built to store the models where teachers could borrow them to be used in classroom instruction. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B11F02_026_001
Subjects: United States. Work Projects Administration; Blind--Education--Ohio; Ohio State School for the Blind; Models and modelmaking; Spinning-wheel
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)