Used, Vintage Tapered Textile Bobbins in a natural old wood color. Re-purpose as candle holders, hat racks, deco racks, herb drying, or bracelet organizers. $20. each
2 inches on one end, 2.50 on the other..12-1/4 inches long and about 1.5 inches shaft diameter… Two are slightly thicker shaft, three others are the same.
Bobbins and the machinery they ran on were some of the greatest inventions of the Victorian Era. Developed as a way to manage heaps of thread, bobbins revolutionized textile manufacturing during the Industrial Revolution. Many textile mills had their own machine shops and their own favorite shape of bobbin which accounts for their varied designs. Traditional wooden bobbins have been retired from most current day manufacturing. Modern economics does not favor the use of wooden bobbins since a large degree of handwork is involved in making them and they are not well suited to synthetic fibers and high-speed machinery.
For more info, contact: Ed Benesch @ 830-515-7505 voice or text