Antique Timepiece (Steampunk) Drop Spindle No.150 - Hardwood/Brass Shaft - Free Shipping (US Only)

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Antique Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Style Drop Spindle No.150
Eco-Lyptus Hard-Wood and Brass Shaft:

A rare 18th Century (Circa 1780) Silver Plated and 18kt gold Roman Numeral (made in England) Carriage Clock Dial with Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones, 2.44" Brass Clock Gear and Acrylic Whorl, Eco-Lyptus Wood Shaft with Solid Polished Brass Sheathing (top and bottom), Topaz AB Crystal bottom tip, and dark Bronze Plated 1/2" Steel Hook

Weight: 1.7 ounce (50 grams), Whorl: Brass/Acrylic .3” x 2.44” diameter (7.6mm x 62mm), Shaft: Tapered 5/16" - 3/16" (8 - 4.8mm) dia. x 12.25" (31cm) incl./hook

This NEW Antique Timepiece (Steampunk) Style Drop Spindle design stems from the use of an amazing and rare late 18th century (Circa 1780) Silver plated-over brass carriage clock dial that had been sitting in a watchmaker's bench for decades - lending to its gorgeous patina. The dial has not been cleaned - except for a fine polish on the raised g18kt Roman numerals and floral embellishments in the center. It is adorned with a period correct balance wheel and winding gear and a Siam Crystal - as well as 12 Black Diamond AB Swarovski crystal rhinestones. All components and the surface of the dial is coated in two thick layers of a durable and long lasting epoxy resin clear coat finish.

The WHORL and Bottom side design is made from a large/heavy solid brass clock gear and has a polished nickel winding gear with brass drive gear and Siam crystal mounted to it to achieve perfect balance. Two acrylic discs are milled and attached to the bottom side of the gear and around the shaft for lateral stability of the whorl.

The SHAFT is made from a tapered 12" length of durable and sustainable Eco-Lyptus wood (Eucalyptus grandis x E. urophylla hybrid) that has been heat treated and coated with two coats of durable finish lacquer. The top of the shaft is milled smaller to fit a solid polished brass sleeve over it (top side of the whorl) - along with a 1/2" heavy duty bronze plated steel hook is glued and screwed into the shaft at top. The bottom of the shaft has a smaller brass sleeve press fit and epoxy glued to the outside of the shaft (to prevent cracking) - along with a Topaz AB Crystal placed inside and coated with epoxy resin.

This is a excellent medium heavy weight spinner with plenty of rim weight for a nice and balanced long spin. All components are assembled with an industrial 2-part epoxy glue.

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Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.