We went for a Sunday drive to Navasota, TX which was founded in 1831. Always ready to check out an antique store we found several here. The downtown is but a shadow of what it once was when the Houston and Texas Central Railway made Navasota an important shipping and marketing center. One can tell in it’s former life it was grand. Still we found 5 antique stores 2 of which were closed.
The last shop was where the above object was found. I always enjoy looking at old spinning wheels and other tools used to make cloth. It Is funny to see how someone unfamiliar with the piece for sale has put it together. The above piece was labeled as a “Yarn Winder”.
Here is an end view. And below a close up of the front.
I’m curious if this is really a yarn winder or what? Not that I want to acquire it but what and how would it be used?