Antique Timepiece (Steampunk) Tahkli Style Support Spindle No.101 - Free Shipping (US Only)
Antique Timepiece ~Steampunk~ Tahkli Style Support Spindle No.101
BRIEFLY: Made from a total of 25 individual pieces - this is a Circa 1860, Made in England, Sterling Silver with 18kt Gold Floral Accents Pocket Watch Dial - embellished with 13 Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones and an Antique Watch Escapement Wheel and Winding Gear - clear-coated with epoxy resin and a Laminated to an Acrylic Disc and Antique Brass Clock Gear that's filled with black w/Gold Mica resin and finished with Stainless Steel and Gold Plated Findings- all mounted to a Black-Gold Steel Shaft.
WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS: 1.8 oz. (54g), Whorl dia. 1.73” x 8.6" Length (44mm x 21.6cm),
This is the Larger Diameter (of the 2 that I make) Shaft = .137" (3.5mm)
An absolutely gorgeous example of 160 year old fine craftsmanship, this is a Circa 1860, Made in England Fusee style solid sterling silver pocket watch dial with ornate solid 18kt (multi-color) gold floral accents and Roman numerals - along with some lovely carving in the dial surface. The dial has an antique escapement wheel and winding gear - along with 13 Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones mounted to the surface of the dial. This dial was acquired with heavy patina and oil coating from spending decades in a watchmaker's bench - and it has been selectively polished to reveal highlights of the design before adding the crystals and coating it a thick layer of epoxy resin to protect the finish and look forever.
The WHORL is made from the dial, a 1/8" acrylic disc, and a same period (mid 19th century) brass clock gear for a whorl. The whorl and a stainless steel disc hex nut and several gold plated findings mounted are all mounted to are all mounted to a gold metal-flake hi-gloss-black steel shaft with a signature John Galen heat forged hook for a fitting Steampunk look.
This spindle has an amazing well balanced spin and is suitable for almost any fiber. All components are permanently bonded with 2-part industrial strength epoxy resin glue.
NO-HOOK OPTION: Leave me a Note in the "Special Instructions for Seller" Box at Check-out :-) - Pre-made spindle; Removes 1/2" of shaft length
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Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.