Antique Timepiece Drop Spindle No.169 - Circa 1900 English Porcelain Dial & Hummingbird - Free Shipping (US)
Antique Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Style Drop Spindle No.169:
BRIEFLY: A Watercolor Style Hummingbird/Flora Art (Commercial Art Acetate Transfer), along with Vintage & Antique Watch Parts and Swarovski Crystals adorn a Circa 1900 English Made White Porcelain Pocket Watch Dial - Mounted to a Acrylic Disc Whorl, a 1.75" Vintage Clock Gear, and Stainless Steel, Polished Steel, Gold/Silver Plated Findings and clock gears - mounted on a Gold Metal-Flake Black Steel Shaft
Weight/Dimensions: 1.1 ounce (33 grams), Whorl: Acrylic .27” x 1.86” (6.9mm x 47mm), Shaft: 3/32” dia. x Overall Length: 8.8” (22.4cm)
This STEAMPUNK Drop Spindle design stems from the use of a Circa 1900, Made in England, white porcelain pocket watch dial that has been specially prepared to have a gorgeous watercolor style hummingbird and flora designed artwork (commercial art acetate transfer) applied - along with an antique watch winding gears and drive wheels, a polished steel regulator arm, and 12 Tanzanite AB Swarovski crystal rhinestones - then it is all coated in two thick coats of epoxy resin top coat. The dial is mounted to a 1/16" thick x 1.85" diameter acrylic disc that has been edge milled to a smooth surface. The bottom side of this top-whorl drop spindle has a large (1.75" dia.) vintage clock gear attached for added stability and rim weight - along with gold and silver plated findings, two polished steel clock gears, and a stainless steel hex nut - all mounted around the black-gold steel shaft. This is a wonderful lighter weight spindle with good rim weight for really amazing spin.
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.