Antique Timepiece Support Spindle No.183 - Tahkli Style - c.1920 Swiss Hebdomas - Free Shipping (US Only)


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Antique Timepiece Support Spindle No.183 ~ Steampunk Design - One-of-a-Kind - Tahkli Size and Style
Circa 1920 Swiss Hebdomas 8-Day Pocket Watch Movement Winding Barrel with Aluminum and Brass Gears Whorl

WEIGHT: 1.5oz. (45g), WHORL: 1.7” (46mm) diameter, SHAFT: - this is the Smaller Tahkli Size of the 2 that I make = .106" (2.6mm) dia. x 7.75" (19.7cm) length in Black-Gold
- NO-HOOK OPTION - Choose Option in Drop Down Menu - REMOVES 1/2" from total shaft length

Balanced to Perfection! This is a medium to heavier weight Tahkli with plenty of rim weight for a good long spin - for spinning a wide variety of short and longer staple fibers.

Made from 32 individual pieces, this spindle is made from a gorgeous and ornate winding barrel off of a circa 1920 Eight-Day Hebdomas Pocket Watch made in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The winding barrel has an acrylic disc fitted to the inside and is mounted to an aluminum gear and a vintage brass clock gear for a whorl - then center drilled to fit the Black Gold powder-coat-painted spring steel shaft with a hand forged hook. The bottom side of the aluminum gear whorl is fitted with brass beads and Clear AB Preciosa Czech crystal rhinestones and finished (top and bottom sides) with a small antique brass clock gear, stainless steel hex nut, and gold and silver plated findings. All components are assembled with an industrial 2-part epoxy adhesive.

HISTORY: The name Hebdomas recalls the festivities of Ebdomee, held in Sparta, Croton and Mileto, which celebrated the birth of Apollo on the seventh day of the month. HEBDOMAS is one of the greatest and oldest Swiss watch brands, which started its activities in 1888 in La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland), the birth place of many famous Swiss brands. The HEBDOMAS 8 day watch was first made at the turn of the century and has continued steadily its production, with minor variation, ever since. The outstanding feature is the unusual large mainspring barrel which occupies the rear of the movement. Hebdomas received many rewards and medals for their innovative creations - in Geneva 1896, Paris 1900, Chicago 1902, Milan 1906, Bruxelles 1910, Berne 1914 - which are inscribed many of the winding barrels.

FREE SHIPPING - US ONLY - via USPS Ground Advantage service w/tracking and insurance

All spindles are hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with USA and Globally made Materials.

FREE SHIPPING Applies to All US States and Select US Territories Only: In-stock orders typically ship in 1 business day and Made-to-Order spindles typically ship within 3 business days - via USPS-GROUND ADVANTAGE. 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

Shipping from United States

Processing time

2-5 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 2 - 5 business days
  • Europe : 8 - 12 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 8 - 12 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.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders

Conditions of return

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

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.

Wholesale availability

Yes. I do offer wholesale sales to qualifying re-sellers. Contact me and we can discuss terms

Orders by Mail/Checks Accepted

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

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