Contributed by Davistown Museum


This flax puller (also known as a heckle or flax comb) has 108 combs. An essential component of the flax dresser's tool kit. It is used for untangling ( or dragging), sorting and dressing the filaments of coarser fibres such as bass.
Size: 25 1/2" long x 4 3/4" wide.

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About This Item

  • Title: Hackle
  • Subject Date: 1720 - 1800
  • Media: wood, forged iron
  • Local Code: TCR4000
  • Collection: Historic Maritime II (1720-1800): The Second Colonial Dominion & the Early Republic
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Davistown Museum
PO Box 346, 58 Main Street #4, Liberty, ME 04949
(207) 288-5126

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