Ever seen one of these?

idie2liveApril 21, 2010

Sorry for the crummy pics, but I took them with my cell.

I came across this while browsing the other day. It had "Spool Storage" stamped or painted in large letters that were faded. It was about 2' tall and maybe 18" wide. Opposite sides were identical. The side with the door was a rollup door. The other side has a glass front. There were hinged openings on top to insert the thread.

It was cracked and the wood appeared to be very dry, but had a price over $200 (can't recall exactly).

Wonder who would have used it?


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Yep...in a display of a dry goods store.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2010 at 11:21PM
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Yes - back when there were fewer colors of thread, these were used as dispensers of the thread for sale.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2010 at 1:57PM
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Oh, they probably used them when I was a kid, but I just don't remember.
The wood was in bad shape, but doors worked and the hardware seemed to all be there.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2010 at 12:44AM
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