Cord twister's squirrel cage swift: 20th century
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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.
1885 AD - 1929 AD