Hi everyone, I recently bought this item at a fair thinking it could be a candlestick, but was suggested it was in fact used in the mid 19th century for spinning cotton thread? If anyone could shed some light on this little curiosity, like what's it's called or it's uses, anything would be much appreciated. Thanks for your time
It looks like a candle holder to me. It is a very interesting piece.
Gayle - Plum Crazy Ranch & Fiber Art www.plumcrazyranch.org