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Spinning tool…….my guess is it was used to spin a silver candle holder or the top of a small container. Maple, 3.675” High X 2.50” in Diameter.

I found this tool on the floor of and abandoned factory on Crosby Street, NYC, probably in 1968. Along with this tool I found maple logs incased in wax that probably were used for tooling also, The maple cylinders were turned into a rocking horse’s head and body for Bekah.

The wooden spinning tool was probably used to create a prototype or a first try at a candle holder or maybe even an Egg Coddler top. I’m probably never going to find out but I love how the craftsman just picked up a random raw piece of wood and turned it into a tool. There is more story here than first meets the eye.

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It looks and feels like maple. Maple, 3.675” High X 2.50” in Diameter.

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The wood was threaded to mount it on the spinning lathe. Maple, 3.675” High X 2.50” in Diameter.

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