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« on: July 29, 2009 08:04:09 PM »

Hi everyone!
Not sure if this is the right place for this post, but seemed appropriate, so....
I have a box of old wooden spools, most with labels and thread still on, and a couple of ones that have perfect labels, which is nice Smiley
I dont care what they're worth (judging from ebay, not much!), I just think they're pretty, so i keep them and show them off to people that dont really understand my obsession, lol. Hopefully one of you also collects them, Im sure I cant be the only one!

However, I dont know much about them, and I wish I knew how old they are - most I assume are from the 1950's and 60's, but thats just based on the fact that I heard they stopped making wooden ones in the 1960's.

Heres a pic of them all:

These ones are the ones Im most curious about... they dont seem to be as common as the others I have.
Lister - what in the world does "b.c of a" mean? From what I can gather, these must have been made at lister's mill (aka Manningham Mills).

Phoenix, Vera and an unknown brand, because as you can see the label is ripped.

Knight brand

This is my fav, its in good condition and is a nice shade of pink

If you know anything about them, please comment me! I can take better photos if needed.

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009 09:21:51 PM »

This page may be of interest for you Vintage Thread Chart

« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009 11:15:36 PM »

I don't have any information to add, but I wanted to say that the spools are beautiful - and they remind me of when I was first learning to sew...and my mom.  (Do you ever stop missing your mom?  No.  I didn't think so.  Smiley )

Thank you for the memories.
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2009 10:36:21 AM »

I don't have much info to add, except to say that I have some wooden spools and I love them. i've only got 3.

They might become more valuable in time as they could be counted as ephemera (ie, things that people usually throw away, like bus tickets).

Aside from monetary value, I think these are a great thing to collect.
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010 09:44:19 AM »

I love wood spools, I never seem o find any locally though! Neat collection, Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2010 11:16:35 PM »

i also have lots of the wooden spools  , i collected them for my Dad , he would use his pocket knife and whittle them into spinning tops . we lost him last October.. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2010 04:57:35 AM »

Hi Dani I LOVE wooden cotten reels and have a fair few.Id love to have some that you have in my collection.I on occassion am able to oic them up from the Op shops here even little tiny ones.

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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2011 06:25:28 PM »

i like to photograph them. these are sweet looking! TFS
i would string them and hang them around the house!
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