[HNW] Clockwork bobbinlace "pillow"
su_roja at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 8 13:29:58 PST 2010
Bah - you all all correct; on closer examination I can see that the wheels do not turn . . . I bet one could be made to turn, tho. It would solve the problem of making the modern "roller" pillow sit still until you wanted it to turn. Oh, well. I'm still looking for history on it.
> Looks like an ordinary bobbin lace making roll, there is nothing machine like at it at all. Just a funny stand for the roll.
> From: Sandy Dudley
> Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 8:49 PM
> To: Historic Needlework
> Subject: [HNW] Clockwork bobbinlace "pillow"
> The "Mundillo"
> Auction No. 250737101349 on www.ebay.com. Seller says it was invented about 500 years ago in Spain, then invention was taken to the New World and is still used in Puerto Rico. I'm not sure about the early date, having seen nothing but regular pillows in the artwork, but it is a thoroughly fascinating little machine.
> I'm not bidding - I don't even have bobbins yet, much less $200 for a tool I may never get around to using - nor do I know the seller. I just thought somebody here would enjoy seeing this!
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