Bobbinscope Kaleidoscopes Finished Model. A kaleidoscope so unique it was awarded a patent. Bobbinscope is the truly “something different” gift for any occasion. Available in 12 Inch long lengths. Own a piece of authentically dated American history.
The Bobbinscope kaleidoscope is made from an original roving bobbin once used in an American cotton mill. These handsome old bobbins were made from a variety of woods by skilled craftsmen from New England to North Carolina. Although modern technology has long since replaced these textile artifacts, we thought they were worth saving. We hope you will agree.
All are authentically dated. The 12” Bobbinscopes are dated from the 50’s and 60’s. Dates are shipped randomly. Specific dates shipped cannot be promised. The name and date of manufacturer is easily read on the small end of the kaleidoscope - for example, a date will appear as 7 - 65 (July 1965). This bobin has been sanded and laquer coated but does contain some cracks and charachet from years of textile mill use.
Bobbinscope kaleidoscopes are made with 3 mirrors not the ordinary 2. There is
a significant difference. With 3 mirrors the number of combinations and patterns
is virtually without limit. As the beads tumble randomly, the pattern never repeats.
Bobbinscopes make great gifts for any occasion. Supplies are limited.