This elegant bobbin measures 6.5 inches tall and the bottom is about 2 inches wide with a 3/8 inch centre bore. The top is gracefully fluted with incised bands and brass metal bands surround both the top and bottom. This special bobbin is painted black with a light blue top.
Rescued from old textile mills across North America, this bobbin collected plenty of character over its years of hard use. This bobbin can hold a smaller candle (1/2 inch base), and is available as either lightly refinished or in its original patina.
The original black painted patina may include a few dings from handling and a few cut marks on the spindle from the operator cutting the thread during use. The surface is lightly varnished and waxed to last a new lifetime as a decorative item or a candle holder.
These bobbins are available either as-is or drilled for a 3/4 inch medium-sized tapered candle. If you want this as a collector’s item, then you should order it un-drilled and cut the base of your candle to fit the small hole in the centre of the bobbin. If you are ordering it as a candle, then we will drill a larger hole for you. Drilling the bobbin will reduce its value as a collector’s item.
No two bobbins are exactly alike, but their variations are what makes them so interesting. Individual bobbins may have been handled and stored quite differently and the original patina can vary. If you order multiple bobbins we will do our best to send you matching ones.
This bobbin is identical in shape to our other 6.5 inch brass-trimmed bobbin except the body is painted black.
This bobbin candle holder is sold singly but works very well in a set of two or three.