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Folding Portable Spinning Wheel Used by Mahatma M. K. Gandhi

Unknown1942

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

In response to a letter of good wishes from Henry Ford, Mahatma Gandhi sent this spinning wheel to the industrialist as a gift in December 1941. Gandhi used the spinning wheel as a symbol in his struggle for India's independence and economic self-sufficiency. Gandhi and Ford shared a mutual admiration for one another because of their long-standing commitments to peace.

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