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The pictured item is 20 inches high.

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#26 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!lauraj55 2019-07-24 21:53
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#25 yarn winderrtbs 2019-07-19 18:26
yarn winder
#24 Answer from Kovelskovels.com 2019-07-19 13:20
The item is called a “squirrel cage” yarn swift or winder used for winding wool into skeins.
#23 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!skatyeight 2019-07-19 08:45
A squirrel cage swift, when you need to unwind a skein of yarn onto a warping board for weavers, or into a ball for knitters and crocheters.
#22 Squirrel cage swiftBabycatcher 2019-07-18 10:46
I believe its a squirrel cage sqift, for holding skeins of yarn while they are being rolled into a ball
#21 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!astispamanti 2019-07-18 09:24
Some kind of yarn winder
#20 ???cowpiezzzz 2019-07-18 06:58
Maybe it's a needlepoint rack of some kind ...
#19 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!suetue 2019-07-17 22:52
I think it's a loom.
#18 Whstsitrtbs 2019-07-17 21:31
Hard to tell but almost looks like a table top loom of some type
#17 Squirrel Cage Swiftgoffin 2019-07-17 20:47
This looks like a squirrel cage swift. It is used to wind yarn into a skein. You can usually adjust the cages to change the size of the skein. You can also dry damp yarn and stretch it to set the twist.

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