Antique Timepiece (Steampunk) Drop Spindle No.164 - 1880s Swiss Dial and Bird - Free Shipping (US)

  • $ 93.90

Antique Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Style Drop Spindle No.164:

BRIEFLY: Made from a total of 62 Individual Pieces, a rare Jules Huguenin (Le Locle, Switzerland) Dial is Adorned with a Commercial Art Acetate Transfer of a Hummingbird - with Antique and Vintage Watch Parts and Swarovski Crystals and coated in a thick layer of Epoxy Resin. It is mounted to an Acrylic Disc, Filigree Pendant, and Two Nickel Plated Watch Bezels for a whorl - with additional Stainless Steel and Silver Plated Findings - all on a Metallic Magenta Steel Shaft.

Weight/Dimensions: 1.5 ounce (43 grams), Whorl: Acrylic .35” x 1.98” (9mm x 50mm)
Shaft: 3/32” dia. x Overall Length: 8.8 (22.4cm)

This STEAMPUNK Drop Spindle design stems from the use of an uncommon, Circa 1880, Jules Huguenin (of Le Locle, Switzerland), white porcelain pocket watch dial that has been specially prepared and a vibrant stylized Hummingbird art (commercial acetate transfer artwork) ha been applied to the surface - along with vintage and antique authentic watch parts, including brass drive and complications gears, and Swarovski crystal rhinestones - all coated in a thick layer of epoxy resin for long life finish and a "no-snag" surface. The dial is mounted to two a 1/16" thick x 1.86" diameter acrylic disc, acrylic spacer, silver plated filigree pendant, and two antique nickel-plated pocket watch bezels that make up the whorl. There are numerous stainless steel and silver plated alloy findings mounted to the Metallic Hot Magenta colored steel shaft, and 24 clear Swarovski crystal rhinestones mounted to the bottom side of the whorl. This is a wonderful medium weight drop spindle with an abundance of rim weight for a really amazing and long 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.