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Published on Mar 7, 2012
Typical craft item made by French POWs held in England during the Napoleonic Wars. Restored by Alan Dewey, who also narrates the video. Restorations by Alan Dewey: The cog mechanism and the spindle did not work before the restoration, plus whoever had tried to fix it in the past had no understanding of how a spinning wheel of any sort worked, so the whole piece was a mess. "Jenny's" stool also had to be repaired, as did the automata effects (moving head and arm).
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