Antique Timepiece Support Spindle No.110 - Circa 1790 & 1830 France/England Watch Components - Free Insured Shipping (US Only)
Antique Timepiece Tahkli/Tibetan Style Support Spindle No.109
Circa 1790 and 1830 Pocket Watch Components
WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS: 1.6 oz. (48g), Whorl dia. 1.49” x 8" Length (38mm x 20.3cm),
This is the smaller diameter Shaft (of the 2 that I make) = .105" (2.7mm)
Made from a total of 57 individual pieces, the centerpiece of this stunning spindle is a circa 1830 (made in England) white porcelain Verge Fusee pocket watch dial and an absolutely gorgeous example of 230 year old/circa 1790 fine craftsmanship, an ornate hand carved/pierced (made in France) balance cock (mechanical/movement part that acts as a bearing and covers the balance wheel). The balance cock has a colored plate mounted to the bottom side and it, along with watch screws and large drive wheel and Blue Zircon Swarovski Crystals mounted to the surface of the dial and coated in two thick layers of epoxy clear coat resin for a no-snag and long life finish.
The WHORL is made from the dial, one steel disc sandwiched by two laser cut and edge-milled acrylic discs, and two large antique (solid brass) clock gears. On the bottom side of the whorl there is an array of vintage watch gears and additional blue zircon crystals placed between the arms of the large clock gear. The bottom side is finished off with a large polished steel winding gear and a gold plated bead cap that has 6 additional Crystal Volcano Swarovski Crystals mounted inside. All parts, including gold and silver plated findings are mounted to a metallic teal powder-coat painted steel shaft. This spindle has wonderful rim weight and an amazing well balanced spin that 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.