Antique Timepiece Support Spindle No.147 - Circa 1920 - US Made Elgin Ladies Watch Dial and Bezel - Free Shipping (US Only)
Antique Timepiece ~Steampunk~ Tahkli Style Support Spindle No.147
Circa 1920 Elgin National Watch Co. (Made in USA) Ladies Pendant Watch Dial and Bezel
WEIGHT: 1.0 oz. (31g), WHORL: 1.49” (38mm) diameter, SHAFT: this is a raw steel Tahkli shaft that is .094" (2.4mm) diameter x 7.7" (19.6 cm) length
- Made from a total of 78 individual pieces, the centerpiece of this support spindle is a fine example of American craftsmanship with this Circa 1920 - white porcelain enamel with blue Arabic numerals and gold leaf accents - Elgin National Watch Company ladies pendant watch dial that has been specially prepared for finishing - along with authentic vintage and antique watch parts, including a gold escapement wheel and 13 Tanzanite AB and Siam color Preciosa Czech crystals. The dial is mounted to a stainless steel bezel with delicate floral style carving and a thick layer of epoxy resin is filled to the top of the bezel for a watch crystal appearance that gives it a no-snag and long life finish. The whorl is made from the dial/bezel that is laminated to a 1/4" thick polished edge acrylic disc and a large vintage brass clock gear and is mounted to one of my smaller diameter (Tahkli style) raw/uncoated steel shafts. A metallic mica infused cobalt blue color epoxy is poured between the arms of the brass gear - then I've added an additional 52 Capri Blue AB and Black Diamond color crystal rhinestones for a bit of added shine. The top and bottom is finished off with a multi-crystal spacer and gold and silver plated findings. This is a light weight Tahkli spindle that has an superbly well balanced with good rim weight for a long spin that will work for spinning a wide variety of fibers.
John Galen Signature shafts are made from high carbon (spring) steel with a heat forged hook... this one is uncoated (no-powder-coat paint applied) with only a rust inhibitor rubbed onto the surface - and light surface rust may develop over time. 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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Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.