Vintage Timepiece Drop Spindle No.204 - Circa 1930 Car Clock Dial and Bezel - Free Shipping (US)

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Vintage Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Style Drop Spindle No.204 - HEAVY WEIGHT - US Made Car Clock Dial and Bezel:  LIMITED TIME OFFER - 10% OFF!

WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS: 2.9 oz. (83g), WHORL: 2.6” (66mm) diameter, SHAFT: .125" (3.2mm) dia. x 11" (28cm) length

Made from 86 individual pieces, this unique Vintage Timepiece Drop Spindle spindle is made from a Circa 1930 Car Clock Dial and Winding Bezel made by the Waltham Watch Co., USA. This fancy style of dial is unusual for car clocks of this age and it, and the former 2 piece winding bezel (one would turn the in-dash bezel to wind the clock) make a perfect pair for a spindle - after a lot of milling to remove excess brass for weight reduction that is. The dial has a 1800's clock escapement gear, pocket watch drive wheel, a watch regulator arm, and 11 Siam color Swarovski crystals mounted to it - then it is attached to the brass bezel that has been stripped of its original nickel plating - and milled to fit the dial. A deep pour of epoxy resin was applied over the dial to resemble a glass crystal and give it a glossy and smooth/no-snag finish. The bezel is mounted to a milled acrylic disc and a large brass clock gear underneath with a John Galen designed sun and moon phase artwork that is mounted inside - along with multi-color crystals are acattered around to mimic the stars to complete the whorl. The whorl is attached to a 1/8" uncoated high carbon (spring) steel shaft that has a heat forged hook and 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 heavy 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.