Item NA20 - Rope Making Yarn Winding Brace.
very old tool was made to twist fibers into yarns that would then be formed into
strands that were twisted into ropes. Brace-like in appearance it consists of a
moveable bow with a hook to hold the yarn as it is twisted from a distant
source. The bow is attached to a swivel at the near end which has another hook
to attach to a relatively stationary object (perhaps the belt of the winder).
The entire winder is 14 inches long, with the revolving bow having a sweep of 6
inches. It is hand forged from iron and has an interesting but effective
swivel. There is general old pitting. The only mark on the tool is an “I. G.”
stamped on the fixed handle. This tool is old enough for that to stand for “J.
G.” It is a rare example of a brace-like tool, or a nautical tool for rope
making. Easily Good.
Price - $120.00
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