Antique Timepiece Support Spindle No.145 - Circa 1920 US Made Elgin Watch Dial and Bezel - Free Shipping (US Only)
Antique Timepiece (aka Steampunk) Tahkli Style Support Spindle No.145
Circa 1920 Made in USA Elgin Nat'l Watch Co. Ladies Pendant Watch Dial and Bezel
WEIGHT: 1.2 oz. (35g), WHORL: 1.25” (32mm) diameter, SHAFT: Tahkli Style = .106" (2.7mm) x 7.8" (19.8cm) Length in Plum Velvet
Made from a total of 23 individual pieces, the centerpiece of this support spindle is a Circa 1920 - Made in the USA - White porcelain enamel with gold and silver foil accents and Arabic Numerals - Ladies Pendant Watch Dial and Stainless Steel Bezel. The dial is specially prepared and mounted into the bezel and is adorned with 4 brass watch gears and Tanzanite AB Swarovski crystal rhinestones - then it is coated with a thick layer of epoxy resin to give the appearance of a watch crystal and for a no-snag and long life finish. The whorl is made from the finished dial/bezel piece that's been laminated to a vintage Mexico (1980's) 20 peso coin - then mounted onto a Plum Velvet color steel shaft. The bottom side of the whorl has a large brass antique clock gear mounted to the coin and and two vintage (1950's) Elgin Self Winding Weights (used in men's wristwatches) - along with a multi crystal spacer and silver plated findings (top and bottom sides) around the steel shaft. This spindle has an amazing fast and well balanced spin that will work good for spinning a wide variety of fibers from short staple fiber like cotton - to longer staple fine fibers.
The John Galen signature shaft is made from high carbon (spring) steel and has a heat forged hook, and it is professionally finished with a 2-part polymer/powder-coat paint. All components are permanently bonded with 2-part industrial strength epoxy resin glue.
FREE SHIPPING (US ONLY): "Ready-to-Ship Time" is usually 24 hours for this item - tracking and insurance included
All spindles are hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist).
*NO-HOOK OPTION: please leave note upon check-out - removes 1/2" of total length
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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.