Share your favorites on Show & Tell

unknown item (Can anyone tell me what this is?)

In Folk Art > Show & Tell.
Recent comments63955 of 66311Coca Cola Keychain Bottle OpenerHohner Accordeons
0
Love it
1
Like it

ChapeldreamerChapeldreamer likes this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 3 years ago

Email

Leah
(1 item)

I purchased this at an auction. No one knew what it was. It is 37 inches tall and the bottom part is 15 inches deep. The wheels are cast and are about 4 1/2 inches. The center spins but also closes up as seen in the third picture. There is a small metal latch that will swing down over the center to hold it and keep it from spinning or will hold it in place when closed. It is made entirely of wood except the metal bar the center turns on, the wheels, and the latch.
If anyone knows what it is or where I might find out what it is, please
comment.

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

Comments

  1. lakebound1076, 3 years ago
    hi leah, nice piece of wood in the photo, it does look like a 50`s or 60`s era loom or weave machine. it has a load area or a starting point, you string the material over the thr uprights and the movable pieces i think has another material on them, and they pivot back and forth, or front too back,and you should have a needle or somesort of item to go between the the two as you swing the movable one and thus you are weaving material, yahooo!! your oun business is started ,hahaha
  2. Leah, 3 years ago
    Anyone else got any ideas?
  3. James James, 3 years ago
    I think it has something to do with textiles also but I believe it might be for the finished yarn you open it up and spin the finished yarn onto it to make up the scanes of yarn you close it to take the scanes off. I would definitely check with the local weavers guild in your area.
  4. Leah, 3 years ago
    Thanks so much for your comment. You are thinking along the lines
    I was thinking. I had thought about using it myself to put my yarn
    on so when I crochet I can just pull it off as I work.
  5. James James, 3 years ago
    You got it. It will do that.
  6. James James, 3 years ago
    I would rub it down with Howard Feed-N-Wax. It won't both your yarn either wipe it on and rub it in and it will put a nice smooth natural finish on this. It's a very nice piece.
    http://www.howardproducts.com/feednwax.htm
  7. lakebound1076, 3 years ago
    o-kay leah,, how about this,,you know when your hubby will not replace the paper towels on the rack under the counter empty rolls there for days,,,well you ha\/e there is a 6 roll paper towel holder,one emptys,go too the next,,,would be a cool idea lol

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.