Jumbo Vintage Early Plastic Thread Winder, probably for Surgical ThreadJumbo Vintage Early Plastic Thread Winder, probably for Surgical ThreadJumbo Vintage Early Plastic Thread Winder, probably for Surgical ThreadJumbo Vintage Early Plastic Thread Winder, probably for Surgical Thread

This is a very large thread winder in similar shape to the smaller versions used for needlework. It appears to be of an early plastic and is wound with a thick braided silk. Similar but not identical examples can be seen in the Down Bros. Catalogue (London) of 1900 – see image of part of the relevant page. Such items were capable of being sterilized but this would may not be possible for the temperatures used today. This is therefore a most interesting item for a collection of thread winders or for collectors of antique surgical memorabilia. Width 3.5 ins (9cm). Weight 20 grams.

Item ID: GEC-00600

Jumbo Vintage Early Plastic Thread Winder, probably for Surgical Thread

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