No.169 Antique Timepiece Support Spindle - Larger/Tibetan Style - c.1895 American Watch Company Dial with Hummingbird Art and Brass Clock Wheel - Free Shipping (US Only)
Antique Timepiece (aka Steampunk) Tibetan Style/Size Support Spindle No.169 - Circa 1895 American Watch Company (US Made) Pocket Watch Dial with Hummingbird Art, Watch Parts, Crystals, and Brass Grandfather Clock Weight Wheel and Silver Plated Filigree Pendant Whorl
WEIGHT: 2.2 oz. (64g), WHORL: 1.91 (49mm) diameter, SHAFT: Larger Size .125" (3.2mm) diameter x 8.3" (21.1 cm) length in Raw/Uncoated Steel
Made from 50 individual pieces, the centerpiece of this spindle is the circa 1895 American Watch Co. Porcelain-Enamel Pocket Watch Dial with added hummingbird art, crystals and a perfectly balanced Antique Grandfather Clock Weight Pulley Wheel. PARTS USED: The dial, commercial hummingbird art transfer, vintage and antique watch parts, epoxy resin clear coat, brass clock pulley, a tarnished silver plated floral-filigree pendant, gold and silver plated findings, Swarovski crystal rhinestones, and the raw/uncoated spring steel shaft with its heat forged hook. All components are bonded with industrial epoxy adhesive and the shaft is sprayed with rust inhibitor oil before shipping.
This is a heavier weight well balanced spindle with plenty of weight and a larger diameter whorl that spins forever - and it will work great for spinning a wide variety of fibers.
HISTORY: AMERICAN WATCH CO./WALTHAM of Waltham, Massachusetts:
The roots of the American Watch Co. began as the former Boston Watch Company which operated from 1853 to 1857. It was then reorganized as Appleton, Tracy, & Co. in Waltham, Massachusetts and later went on to consolidate with the Waltham Improvement Co. and on January 1, 1859 to form the American Watch Co., which is generally considered to be the first successful US watch making company. By 1877 American Watch Co. was producing roughly 425 watches per day and employs 900 workers. It had many name changes over the years and a couple of small reorganizations and eventually became the Waltham Watch Company in 1885 and operated until 1957 when it finally ceased operations.
NO-HOOK OPTION: please leave note upon check-out - removes 1/2" of total 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.