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Bottle 274 - Yarn Winder
Date Added: 01 October 2005

This is a yarn winder in a bottle made by Horace Holmes Hutchins in Lamotte, Iowa in the late 1800's or early 1900's. The yarn winder is made with crosspieces on each end connected by a long wooden shaft. The shaft is square cut and goes through the crosspieces like a mortise and tendon. The winder has three rows of red yarn diagonally laced around the winders. Outside of that are three rows of white yarn laced around the winder in the same fashion. Written in pencil of the faces of the shaft of the yarn winder are the following words: "Teems(?)," "Prospect Station," "Giles Co." This is a Victorian styled bottle sealed with a wooden shaft with a notched tamper proof crosspiece. Outside the bottle is a carved wooden piece. More examples of this artists work can be found in the book "Genius In A Bottle" by Susan D. Jones on page 14.
Type: Yarn Winder   Maker's Name: Hutchins, Horace H.
Category: Winders   Made Where: Maquoketa, Iowa
Bottle Size: 7 1/4" x 3"   Year Made: 1910 - 1920
Bottle Type: Unidentified round