Yarn Winder and Spinning Wheel Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Mechanical Winder with Flags

Height Bottle Markings
8" small round bottle embossed "H. T. &. Co." around the top; carved stopper extends above with turning device
Description, including signature and date
This bottle contains a ssix-armed yarn winder on a four-armed base with another four-armed cross at the top with flags hanging down. The winder can be turned by means of a crank coming out of the stopper. The wood is beautifully finished. The style and subject of this bottle all suggest an early date, late nineteenth century perhaps. H.T. & Co. was Henry Thayer & Co., a medicine maker, from Cambridgeport, MA, and was in business as early as 1879 (catalog on the internet).