Flax Hetchel Comb, Collectible Yarn Tool, Primitive Farming Tool, Wool Comb, Antique Textile Tool, Rustic Wall Hanging, Flax Comb

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Collectible Yarn Tool, Primitive Farming Tool, Flax Hetchel Comb, Wool Comb, Antique Textile Tool, Rustic Wall Hanging, Collectible Tool


An amazing primitive farming tool, this antique primitive wool comb or flax hetchel is mounted on a board and ready to hang on the wall. This old vintage textile tool dates back to the late 1800’s. Known as a hetchel, this tool was used to clean the flax from the seeds. Typical of hetchels, the piece has holes on each end so they could be attached to a table. Notice the crack on one end that goes about half way across the bottom plank. This is pretty common considering the work that was required of this item. This piece is unusual because it has a box to cover the spikes or nails used for combing. You can see that a few of the spikes are missing, also not unusual. I cleaned this item today, sanding down all rough edges and putting a coat of lemon oil on the wood. The wood for the part with the nails may be the hardest wood I have seen. The square top, covering the nails when not in use is made from pine. There seems to be some initials carved on the side of the box for identification.


I have shown a picture of the back side of the nails, as you can see they are square and probably hand made. . The long plank measures 21 ½” long and 1” high. The spikes are driven through the bottom in a pattern and there is a cover to protect the spikes or comb portion. The box on top measures 6 ¼” across and 4 ¼” .

This is a wonderful piece of American history and collectible item for the crocheter or knitting person in your life of even just a great wall hanging.


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Extra large or heavy items can be shipped by parcel select or ground services, all other items will be shipped Priority Mail. Parcel select is much harder on the items so the package has to be extra durable. Also Parcel Select requires I pay all the insurance where as Priority Mail is automatically insured for up to $100. I ensure all my items. Please convo me if you have a question about a specific item


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