Friday, September 12, 2014

What Is This?

We went garage-saling up north....and I came across these.







I know that they are spools of some sort, but these are unlike any I have....
because of the notches in the big one, I wondered if the smaller ones go on it?

Does anyone know?

16 comments:

Linda Thompson said...

Morning Ceekay. I have sent you a few emails but have not heard back. Praying for you my friend. Love and miss you.

Sweet Meanderings said...

I give up! What are they?

Candy

NanaDiana said...

My first "real" job was working in mill where they sewed garments. Those notches were used to "set" the bobbin down into the receptacle so that they would not pop out of place from tension on them (if I remember correctly). The tapered ones were spools where the thread flowed straight up from the bobbin and then through a wire hoop to the machine.

I used to have a quite a collection of them but I gave them to my friend that was collecting them. I only have one left. I have always loved them. xo Diana

Susan Newbigging said...

I do not know Ceekay, but they look interesting. I would have picked them up too!!

Love Bears All Things said...

An interesting find to be sure
Mama Bear

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Some type of spindle from the garment or cloth industry.

I should know this. Some of my ancestors were cloth manufacturers/merchants and owned mills in Scotland, but I have never been to a mill. Shamefully. ;-)

xo

Sheila

Consider It All Joy said...

Well, leave it to the NanaDiana to have the answer! No matter What kind of spools they are, for 10 cents, you could NOT pass those up! So cute!! Hope you are feeling well! Blessings, Cindy

Blondie's Journal said...

I think Diana has your answer. I need to do some exploring like you have! :)

Jane xx

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Very cool pieces!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Ceekay, I love these spools and have a nice collection of them too. Diana gives the correct answer to what these are and how they are used. Looks like you found some great ones.
Have a great rest of the weekend.
Blessings
xo

Leslie said...

whatever they are... they're cool!
Have a great weekend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm glad Nana Diana knew what they are! How neat! They are a fun find. Enjoy your week sweet friend! Hugs Diane

Liz Hockamier said...

My guess was the same as yours... some sort of spool. They are kind of neat! What are you going to do with them?
~Liz

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hi Ceekay, I hope you are feeling good. Those spools are quite the mystery. I am sure someone has an idea of what they are used for. xo

must love junk said...

Not sure what they are, but they sure are 'fun'! :)
Susan

bj said...

Not a clue....

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