Antique Timepiece (Steampunk) Style Drop Spindle No.136 - Rockford US Made 1876 - Free Shipping (US)
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Antique Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Style Drop Spindle No.136:
Rare, Early Rockford Watch Company (USA Made in 1876) White Porcelain Pocket Watch Dial with Antique to Vintage Watch Gears, Ruby Jewels, Components, and 36 Swarovski Crystals - mounted to a Metallic Emerald Green Steel Shaft
Weight: 1.1 ounce (32 grams), Whorl: Acrylic 1/8” x 2” (3.2mm x 5.1cm),
Shaft: 3/32” diameter in Metallic Emerald Green x Overall Length: 8.75” (22.2cm)
This STEAMPUNK Drop Spindle design stems from the use of a rare and early (1876) in Rockford Watch Company history white porcelain MODEL 1 pocket watch dial. The design incorporates a large balance wheel, several brass drive wheels, polished steel winding gears, springs and levers, and ruby watch jewels - all embedded in two thick layers of epoxy resin finish (approximately 3/32" thick).
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. There is an additional 36 Swarovski crystal rhinestones adhered to the surface of the whorl. 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.
History: The Rockford Watch Company was organized in Rockford, Illinois on March 4, 1874 and, after completing their factory in 1876, the first Rockford Watch Co. movement was offered for sale - a 18 size gilt full-plate key-wind Model 1 movement (which this dial is off of). After manufacturing nearly 1 million watches, the Rockford Watch Co. ceases operations and closed in 1915.
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Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.