Primitive Spinning Wheel Yarn Winder.
We are offering this awesome primitive yarn winder. Also, know as a Skein winder. The wheel turns nice and smooth. It's in wonderful clean condition. I've seen many yarn winders in my research but, not one quite like this one. It measures 28" X 13" X 32". This is a wonderful primitive piece for use or display. Below is a little history about Yarn Winders.
Known as a yarn winder, skein winder or clock wheel, it is an antique utilitarian tool. Handmade from oak, ash and maple. Six-spoked wheel with spool ends.
The somewhat simple device was used during the 1800s to measure loose yarn into skeins, winding yarn around the wheel by turning it until the counter mechanism clicked. The click was a signal that the specific amount of yarn necessary to complete a skein had been wound.
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