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Bottle 365 - Winder with Bells
Date Added: 01 October 2005

This unique yarn winder built in a bottle may well be made as a Christmas gift. In the bottle, there are 2 sets of yarn winders with 4 arms painted silver. The winder near the neck of the bottle has a red ribbon attached to the top of each of the 4 arms. Both sets are attached to a long center column painted red with the corner edges painted silver. Going around the winders is a single thread of green forming an "X" between the winders and also wrapped to the arm above in a loop. Attached to the bottom of each column are 4 jingle type brass bells, one on each side of each column, and suspended with a hooked wire which allows them to ring. Hanging from the top yarn winder of each column are 4 loops of small red beads for a total of 8 strands. The bottle is sealed with a long wooden shaft painted silver with a tamper proof cross piece going through it so the top cannot be removed. On the outside of the bottle is an octagonal top made from approximately one inch of wood and is painted silver. The bottle is a two piece mold with the seams extending from the bottom of the bottle through the lid at the top.
Type: Yarn Winder   Maker's Name:
Category: Winders   Made Where:
Bottle Size: 7 1/2" x 2 3/4"   Year Made: 1880 - 1900
Bottle Type: Unidentified Bottom through Top Seam