Antique Timepiece Drop Spindle No.237 - Civil War Era/1866 American Watch Co. - Free Shipping (US)

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Antique Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Style Drop Spindle No.237:  
Civil War Era/1866 (US Made) American Watch Co. -  Porcelain-Enamel Pocket Watch Dial with Vibrant Butterfly Artwork and Lots-o-Sparkle!

Weight: 1.5 ounce (43 grams), Whorl: 2.22” (56mm), Shaft: Smaller Size = .104” (2.7mm) dia. in Metallic Green Apple x 8.3” (21.1cm)

Made from a total of 82 individual pieces, the centerpiece of this Antique Timepiece Drop Spindle is an early US Made American Watch Company porcelain enamel dial off of a Civil War era (1866) Model PS Bartlett pocket watch - adorned with vibrant butterfly artwork, watch parts, cyrstals, and coated in a thick layer of epoxy resin - for a long life/no snag finish.  PARTS USED:  This piece has the dial with antique and vintage watch wheels/gears applied, 2 brass antique clock gears, silver and gold plated findings, and 60 Preciosa and Swarovski crystal rhinestones (COpper and Medium Vitrail colors) - all mounted to a metallic green apple powder-coat painted spring steel shaft with heat forged hook.  All components are bonded with an industrial epoxy adhesive. 

HISTORY of the AMERICAN WATCH CO./WALTHAM of Waltham, Massachusetts:
When the American watch industry first began, the first successful company was called the American Watch Co., and it was founded out of the Boston Watch Company, which had failed in 1859. So in 1859, the American Watch Co. was formed, and it’s generally considered to be the first successful company. By 1877 American Watch Co. was producing roughly 425 watches per day and employs 900 workers. It had many name changes over the years and a couple of small reorganizations and eventually became the Waltham Watch Company in 1885, and operated until 1857 when it finally ceased operations.

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Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Material