Antique Timepiece (Steampunk) Drop Spindle No.149 - Hardwood/Brass Shaft - Free Shipping
Vintage Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Style Drop Spindle No.149
(Eco-Lyptus and Brass Shaft Prototype):
1940's National Time Recorder Company (Kent, England) with Antique to Vintage Watch Gears and Wheels, Swarovski Crystals, 2.44" Brass Clock Gear and Acrylic Whorl, Eco-Lyptus Wood Shaft with Solid Polished Brass Sheathing, Silver Plated (Top) Bead, and dark Bronze Plated 1/2" Steel Hook
Weight: 1.5 ounce (43 grams), Whorl: Brass/Acrylic .3” x 2.44” (7.6mm x 62mm)
Shaft: Tapered 1/8" to 1/4" (32. to 6.4mm) dia. x 12.25" (31cm) incl./hook
This NEW/PROTOTYPE STEAMPUNK Drop Spindle design stems from the use of a 1940's National Time Recorder Company, St. Mary Cray, Kent England - formerly located in an area of South East London, England, within the London Borough of Bromley, England. The dial has been adorned with a falling leaves and bird commercial acetate art transfer and antique to vintage (early 1800's to 1950's) watch and clock gears, drive wheels, and part of a very old clock escapement wheel - along with 12 Siam color Swarovski crystal rhinestones adhered to the surface - all 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) and a 1/2" heavy duty bronze plated steel hook is glued and screwed into the shaft at top.
This is a phenomenally good spinner with great 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.