Antique Timepiece (Steampunk) Style Drop Spindle No.142 - 1920's Elgin - Free Shipping (US)

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Antique Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Style Drop Spindle No.142:

1920's Elgin National Watch Company Pocket Watch Dial, 2" Acrylic Whorl, Nickel Plated Bezel, with Antique to Vintage Watch Gears and Wheels, Swarovski Crystals, Moon-Phase Wheel, and gold and silver plated findings - mounted to a Metallic Champagne Steel Shaft

Weight: 1.3 ounce (37 grams), Whorl: Acrylic .3” x 2” (7.6mm x 51mm)
Shaft: 3/32” dia. Metallic Champagne x Overall Length: 8.75” (22.2cm)

This STEAMPUNK Drop Spindle design stems from the use of a formerly Silver Plated Brass Elgin National Watch Co. (USA) Pocket Watch Dial Circa 1920. The dial has been stripped of the silver finish and the brass has been sanded and polished to a bright finish. This floral design, with Art Deco style Arabic Numerals were common in the 1920's and the dial has been embellished with a gold balance wheel with a moon-phase wheel mounted beneath - along with several other small gears and 16 Swarovski crystal rhinestone. The dial is permanently mounted to a 2" polished nickel pocket watch bezel and filled with epoxy resin to give the appearance of a watch crystal. The dial and bezel are mounted to a 2" diameter acrylic whorl and edge milled to a smooth surface.

The BOTTOM SIDE of this top-whorl drop spindle has a large brass clock gear mounted to the shaft and acrylic whorl, and the spaces between the cogs are filled with a cobalt color epoxy resin - and a gold plated multi-crystal bead spacer and findings finish off the bottom of the whorl. This is a wonderful medium weight rim weighted spindle that spins great.

The WHORL is made from a laser cut acrylic disc that I've edge milled and polished to soften the edges. The shaft is made from high carbon (spring) steel with a forged hook that has a 2-part powder coat paint finish applied for a beautiful look and feel. All components are assembled with an industrial 2-part epoxy glue.

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