Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Hungerford Arcade is well known its wide range of antiques and collectables and also for the wonderful quirky items that are always to be found here.  The one that caught my eye this week, is a fantastic late Victorian steel and brass yarn winder, made by John Nesitt of Market Street, Manchester.

DSCN0705The hexagonal shaped wheel is mounted on a turned steel shaft with winding handle, counter and bell on a mahogany base with four skein holders.  This is a very impressive machine which drew lots of attention from customers and stallholders alike.  Many people would have like to have purchased this amazing machine, including me, but because of its size this was not possible.  However, a very happy customer fell in love with, snapped it up quickly and rushed it off home.  Customers and staff clapped in delight for this very excited lady.

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