ON SALE: Was $125... NOW $99
Antique Timepiece (aka Steampunk/ONE OF A KIND) TAHKLI STYLE/SIZE Support Spindle No.167 - Circa 1898 – Columbia Watch Co. White and Light Teal Porcelain Watch Dial with Acrylic Disc and Two-Piece Brass Clock Escapement Wheel Whorl
WEIGHT: 1.0 oz. (31g), WHORL: 1.36” (35) diameter, SHAFT: Smaller Size .100" (2.5mm) diameter x 7.75" (19.7 cm) length in Metallic Teal
Made from 22 individual pieces, the centerpiece of this spindle is a delicate white and light teal color Dial off of a Circa 1898 Columbia Watch Company Ladies size pocket watch. The dial is adorned with authentic vintage and antique watch parts and crystals - then coated in a thick layer of epoxy resin for a no snag/long life finish. PARTS USED: The dial, authentic vintage and antique watch gears and wheels, Swarovski crystal rhinestones, two acrylic discs and two clock escapement wheels (whorl), smaller brass clock gear, a multi-crystal bead spacer, and gold plated findings - all mounted to a metallic teal color powder-coat painted spring steel shaft with a heat forged hook. All components are bonded with an industrial 2-part epoxy adhesive.
This is an extremely well balanced spindle with a smaller diameter whorl, and light to medium weight - and it spins forever - and it will work great for spinning a wide variety of fibers.
NO-HOOK OPTION: Choose at drop down when ordering - removes 1/2" of total length
History of COLUMBIA WATCH COMPANY of Waltham , Massachusetts:
The Columbia Watch Company was a very minor watch company in Waltham, MA and operated between 1896 and1900; its successor was the Suffolk Watch Co. In 1896 The Columbia Watch Co. is founded by Edward A. Locke in Waltham, Massachusetts, and Mr. Locke gives control of the Columbia Watch Co. to his son-in-law, Renton Whidden, in 1898. In August of 1899, a suit is filed by the American Waltham Watch Co. against the Columbia Watch Co. concerning deceitful usage of the "Waltham" name and the court rules the Columbia Watch Co. can no longer use "Waltham" on watches unless it is clearly distinguished from the American Waltham Watch Co. to prevent confusion. In 1900, the Columbia Watch Co. is renamed as the Suffolk Watch Co. August 1899
FREE SHIPPING - US ONLY - via USPS 1st Class Package service w/tracking and insurance
All spindles are hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist).
FREE SHIPPING Applies to All US States and Select US Territories Only: In-stock orders typically ship in 1 business day. Out-of-stock/custom orders typically ship within 10 business days. Ships via USPS-FIRST CLASS MAIL. Please allow 2 to 5 days for transit time (ships from Tucson, AZ).
INTERNATIONAL & UPGRADED SHIPPING AVAILABLE: Customer pays 100% of shipping charges for these options
Hand Made in Tucson, AZ, USA with US/Global Materials
2-5 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Yes. I gladly accept custom orders, although they are limited when it comes to altering dimensions. TAHKLI/SUPPORT SPINDLES: customers can choose (in most cases) from the shaft colors, beads, and whorl color/wood species of items already listed.
Yes. I do offer wholesale sales to qualifying re-sellers. Contact me and we can discuss terms
I gladly accept orders by mail and do accept checks. When ordering, please phone or email John Galen to check availability and to reserve the item(s) you wish to order. When I receive the order/check in the mail, I will send out the package within 24 hours.
CONTACT: John Galen at 520-490-4962