This unique piece of industrial ribbon making is one lovely find.
Originally used to weave labels for clothing they attached to a machine and weaved in consecutive movements to form a ribbon.
The casing is in a heavy oak with steel cogs.
Nowadays, these are plastic & the manufacturing is done mostly throughout Asia.
The shuttles still have their original factory stamps under the thread.
Such a wonderful relic of our manufacturing history.
Size - 13cm x 8cm x 10cm