Cord twister's squirrel cage swift: 20th century

 
Cord twister's squirrel cage swift: 20th century
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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Cord twister's squirrel cage swift. Sindall's Silk Trimming factory was established in Dalston in 1864. During the early 20th century, the company became one of London's last surviving manufacturers of silk cord and braids. This squirrel cage swift was used for unwinding skeins of yarn.

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