Yarn Winder and Spinning Wheel Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Winder with Flags

Height Bottle Markings
13 5/8" tall,
4 1/2" in diameter
pale green glass, very thick, old bottle
Description, including signature and date
A yarn winder with green thread is placed between four whittled posts very similar to the bottle directly below. On top of each post is a cloth flag, like but not American flags: red and white strips, and a circular pattern of white stars on a blue field. It is signed D. CARR on one side of a cross piece below the winder, and dated 1879 on the other side. This bottle is so similar to one made by Gottlieb Stingel that it is possible they knew each other, perhaps in prison.