Antique Timepiece Tahkli Style Support Spindle No.106 - Steampunk - Circa 1750 Verge Fusee - Free Shipping (US Only)
Antique Timepiece Tahkli Style Support Spindle No.106 - Steampunk Design
Prototype Model - this is the first one of this design and countless hours have been spent developing this style of spindle... More to come :-)
BRIEFLY: Made from a total of 41 individual pieces, nearly all of these antique watch parts are Circa 1750 - with a Made in England, Brass Pillar Plate with original screws, ornate Spring Latches, Gears, Levers, and Pillars and a French Made Hand Painted White Porcelain Pocket Watch Dial - embellished with 10 Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones and Antique Brass Clock Gears/Wheels and an Acrylic Discs whorl. The dial side is Clear-Coated with Epoxy Resin and a Laminated to the top of the Pillar Plate with Silver and Gold Plated Findings- all mounted to a Metallic Champagne Steel Shaft.
WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS: 1.1 oz. (32g), Whorl dia. 1.37” x 7.9" Length (35mm x 20.7cm),
This is the Smaller Diameter (of the 2 that I make) Steel Shaft = .109" (2.6mm)
An amazing example of 270 year old fine craftsmanship that was made to be housed inside the cover of a pocket watch, the main component of this unique spindle is a Circa 1750, Made in England, Brass Verge Fusee Pillar Plate with numerous original parts (springs, latches, winding gear and catch, wheels, gears, and screws) attached. A small French made white porcelain "ROI a Paris" (unknown origin) same Circa 1750 period porcelain pocket watch dial is mounted to another same size 1/8" acrylic disc and laminated to the top of the Pillar Plate. The hand-carved pillars and plate is drilled to center and corresponding holes were made in a 1/8" thick acrylic disc and several antique brass clock gears, watch gears, and gold and silver plated findings are all mounted to the metallic champagne steel shaft. There are 10 Swarovski crystal rhinestones mounted to the whorl set and the top side of the Pillar Plate and Dial are coated in two thick layers of epoxy resin to protect the finish and look forever, and to give it a no-snag surface.
This spindle has an amazing well balanced spin and is suitable for short and fine long staple fibers. 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
FREE SHIPPING - US ONLY: Applies to All US States and Select US Territories and ships via USPS 1st Class Mail and includes insurance and tracking. Upgraded and expedited shipping options available at check-out. READY TIME - same day if ordered before 3 p.m. Pacific Time
CANADA / INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Will be calculated and displayed in cart.
Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.