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  • James Winkler
    Upon further scrounging around the dark recesses of the internet I ran across: www.nga.gov/exhibitions/hsb_relmercury1.htm It actually has the rest of the
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      Upon further scrounging around the dark recesses of the internet I ran across:
       
       
      It actually has 'the rest of the story' and a photo of the pen and ink drawing of the wheel...  the source for the picture is:
       
      The Housebook Master (?)
      Middle Rhenish, active c. 1465/1500
      Spinning Wheel, from "The Housebook", 1475-1485
       
      Identified as the earliest illustration of a spinning wheel equipped with a flyer.
       
      ...  back to diggin'...
       
      Chas.
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