Antique Timepiece (Steampunk) Style Drop Spindle No.127 - Circa 1850 England - Free Shipping (US)
Antique Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Style Drop Spindle No. 144:
Solid Sterling Silver Circa 1850 (Made in England) pocket watch dial embellished with an antique balance wheel and a large ruby watch jewel, 60 Swarovski crystal rhinestones, large bottom side brass clock gear, mounted to a 2.25" acrylic whorl and a metallic emerald green shaft. This is a MEDIUM WEIGHT Drop Spindle.
Weight: 1.3 ounce (38 grams), Whorl: Acrylic .26” x 2.25” (6.6mm x 57mm)
Shaft: 3/32” dia. in Metallic Emerald Green x Overall Length: 8.75” (22.2cm)
This STEAMPUNK Drop Spindle design stems from the use of a rare find; a stunning, made in England, carved from solid sterling silver with 18kt Roman numerals - Circa 1850. This unique and rare dial had a sweep second hand and therefore no seconds recessed space and the center is adorned with a large watch drive wheel and an ornate polished steel winding gear in the center - and all of it is then it is coated with a thick layer of epoxy resin. The dial is mounted to a 2" whorl and a total of 60 (Black Diamond AB and larger Crystal AB) Swarovski crystal rhinestones, which are all applied (w/2-part epoxy glue) to the perimeter of the dial and inside the design. All components, including a 1.75" polished brass clock gear and gold plated bead spacer and findings are mounted to the metallic emerald green steel shaft with 2-part epoxy glue.
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. .
This is a wonderful medium/rim weighted spindle that has an amazing spin.
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Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.