STEAMPUNK Style Drop Spindle No.146 - 1890's Turkish/Ottoman Empire Dial - Free Shipping (US)
One-of-a-Kind - STEAMPUNK Style Drop Spindle No.146:
UNIQUE AND RARE 1890's Swiss Made (for Turkish/Ottoman Empire) Pocket Watch Dial and 2" Acrylic Disc with Polished Stainless Steel Pendant Whorl - along with 38 Swarovksi crystals and Black Gold Metallic Steel Shaft
with a Metallic Emerald Green Shaft
Weight: 1.2 ounce (36 grams)
Whorl: Acrylic 1/8” x 2” (3.2mm x 5.1cm)
Shaft: 3/32” dia. Gold Metal Flake Black
Overall Length: 8.75” (22.2cm)
This STEAMPUNK Drop Spindle design stems from the use of a lovely hand painted floral center and gold leaf rimmed pocket watch dial that was made in Le Locle, Switzerland and imported for the Turkish/Ottoman Empire market by Serkisoff & Company of Constantinople (modern day Istanbul, Turkey). The dial is permanently mounted to a 2" polished stainless steel pendant - then mounted to the acrylic whorl - it's then all coated with 2 thick layers of epoxy resin finish (approximately 3/32" thick).
The WHORL is made from a laser cut acrylic disc that I've edge milled and polished to soften the edges. The shaft is made from high carbon (spring) steel with a forged hook that has a 2-part powder coat paint finish applied for a beautiful look and feel. All components are assembled with an industrial 2-part epoxy glue.
The BOTTOM SIDE of this top-whorl drop spindle has a gold plated 1" diameter bead cap and 18 Emerald and Crystal AB Swarovsi Crystal rhinestones mounted to the surface and is finished off with a multi-crystal spacer and gold plated findings. AS A BONUS - this is a great spinning spindle and is actually quite durable and should last a lifetime.
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Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.