Antique Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Tahkli Support Spindle No.65 - One-of-a-Kind - FREE SHIPPING
Antique Timepiece (Steampunk) - ONE OF A KIND - Medium Weight Tahkli Style Support Spindle No.65
Circa 1920 Hebdomas 8-Day Pocket Watch Winding Barrel, Stainless Steel Disc, and Brass Clock Gear Whorl with antique and vintage watch parts, Swarovski crystal rhinestones, and stainless steel and silver plated findings - mounted to a Gold Metal-Flake Gloss Black (AKA Black-Gold) Steel Shaft.
WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS: 1.6 oz. (47g), Whorl dia. 1.62” x 8.5" Length (40mm x 21.6cm),
This is the Larger Diameter (of the 2 that I make) Shaft = .137" (3.5mm) in BLACK-GOLD
This unique Tahkli style support spindle is made from a Circa 1920 Swiss Made, semi-rare/hard to find, Hebdomas Watch Company pocket watch winding barrel that has been surface polished and coated in epoxy resin to preserve the finish and keep the beautiful design from damage. The winding barrel has a stainless steel disc mounted within (for added rim weight) and it, along with a large vintage brass clock gear and cog, and several stainless steel and silver plated findings are mounted to one of my signature Black-Gold Steel Shafts. A Steampunk design arrangement of antique and vintage watch gears/wheels and Swarovski crystal rhinestones are mounted within the bottom side of the whorl's clock gear and all is coated in two thick layers of epoxy top-coat resin. This is an amazing mid-weight Tahkli spinner that will work great on most cotton, short staple, and fine longer staple fibers.
The shaft is made from spring steel with a heat forged hook and is colored with a 2-coat hi-temperature powder-coat paint. Dial is coated with 2 extra thick layers of epoxy and all parts are mounted with industrial 2-part epoxy.
HISTORY: The name Hebdomas recalls the festivities of Ebdomee, held in Sparta, Croton and Mileto, which celebrated the birth of Apollo on the seventh day of the month. HEBDOMAS is one of the greatest and oldest Swiss watch brands, which started its activities in 1888 in La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland), the birth place of many famous Swiss brands. The HEBDOMAS 8 day watch was first made at the turn of the century and has continued steadily its production, with minor variation, ever since. The outstanding feature is the unusual large mainspring barrel which occupies the rear of the movement. Hebdomas received many rewards and medals for their innovative creations - in Geneva 1896, Paris 1900, Chicago 1902, Milan 1906, Bruxelles 1910, Berne 1914 - which are inscribed many of the winding barrels.
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READY TIME - same day if ordered before 3 p.m. Pacific Time.
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Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.