Vintage Timepiece Drop Spindle No.203 - Circa 1930 Jaeger Swiss Car Clock - Free Shipping (US)
Vintage Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Style Drop Spindle No.203 - Swiss Car Clock Dial & Bezel:
WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS: 2.2 oz. (64g), WHORL: 2.5” (63mm) diameter, SHAFT: .125" (3.2mm) dia. x 11" (28cm) length
Made from 75 individual pieces, this unique Vintage Timepiece Drop Spindle spindle is made from a Circa 1930 Swiss Made Car Clock Dial and Bezel - made by the Jaeger Instuments Company, which started to make instruments for prestige car manufacturers in 1921. This unique style of dial is perfect for embellishing with some steampunk style authentic (antique and vintage) watch components and crystals, and the delicate brass bezel was stripped of its nickel plating and milled to fit the dial and large brass clock gear right against the bottom side for a perfect fit, and the dial adhered to the bezel and filled to the top with an epoxy top coat pour that resembles a glass crystal and gives it a perfectly glossy and smooth (no-snag) finish - and completes the whorl. The whorl is attached to a 1/8" uncoated high carbon (spring) steel shaft that has a heat forged hook, and a large gold plated bead cap with 6 Siam colored Swarovski crystal rhinestones are mounted within it - along with 5 on the perimeter of it, two multi crystal bead spacers, and several gold and silver plated findings finish off the top and bottom sides of the whorl. All components of this spindle are mounted with an industrial strength 2-part epoxy adhesive.
This is a heavier weight drop spindle that has plenty of rim weight for an amazing and well balance spin - and would be great for spinning longer staple fibers, art yarn, and for plying.
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Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.