Vintage Timepiece (Steampunk) Style Tahkli Support Spindle No.83 - FREE SHIPPING (US Only)
Vintage Timepiece (Steampunk) - ONE OF A KIND - Mid Weight - (Tahkli Style) Support Spindle No.83
BRIEFLY: Made from a total of 26 individual parts - this is a Circa 1930's Made in USA Illinois Watch Company Pocket Watch Dial with Authentic Watch Parts, Brass Clock Gear and Eisenhower Dollar Whorl, and Watch Gear and Silver Plated Beads mounted to a John Galen Signature Metallic Cobalt Blue Steel Shaft.
WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS: 1.8 oz. (52g), Whorl dia. 1.48” x 8.4" Length (38mm x 21.3cm),
This is the Larger Diameter (of the 2 that I make) Shaft = .137" (3.5mm) in Cobalt Blue
A lovely etched brass and silver plated (USA Made) Circa 1930 Illinois Watch Company pocket watch dial is the centerpiece of this spindle. The dial was one of several heavily tarnished pieces that I've lathe finished to reveal the high relief Arabic Numerals and some of the carved/etched areas - then have mounted a number of authentic vintage and antique watch parts and Swarovski crystal rhinestones to the surface before coating in two thick layers of epoxy resin top coat to protect and create a no-snag lifetime finish. It is mounted to the bottom of a Eisenhower silver dollar and a 1.5" vintage brass clock gear with metallic blue epoxy resin poured between the gear arms on the top of this unique whorl.
There is a large steel winding gear and gold plated beads placed atop the clock gear - all mounted to one of my signature (Metallic Cobalt Blue colored) steel shafts - for a very unique heavy weight support spindle that has an amazing spin that will work on pretty much any fiber you can whirl on it :-).
The shaft is made from spring steel with a heat forged hook and is colored with a 2-coat hi-temperature powder-coat paint. Dial is coated with 2 extra thick layers of epoxy and all parts are mounted with industrial 2-part epoxy.
NO-HOOK OPTION: Leave me a Note in the "Special Instructions for Seller" Box at Check-out :-) - Pre-made spindle; Removes 1/2" of shaft length
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Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.