VINTAGE FRENCH FINE METALLIC TINSEL SILVER THREAD UNUSED SPOOL BOBBIN FLY TYING

VINTAGE FRENCH FINE METALLIC TINSEL SILVER THREAD UNUSED SPOOL BOBBIN FLY TYING

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Condition:Used:
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Seller Notes:Unused full spool of metallic thread : it has been stored in a box for many a decade so the outer layers are a little tarnished, and the spool itself is a little grubby.
Country/Region of Manufacture:France

Vintage silver metallic tinsel thread

Unused full spool of silver metallic tinsel type thread from an old factory in Saint Etienne, in the centre of France. Saint Etienne was famous for all sorts of lace ribbon and thread and this was produced for the embroidery business.

The spools were wound, wrapped in silver paper to stop them tarnishing and then in brown paper.
This particular spool has been stored in a box, without its original silver paper, so the outer layers are a little tarnished and the spool itself is a bit grubby.

Each spool is complete but I can't tell you what length of thread is on there. It is minutely thin - very difficult to measure but it is about 1/2 mm wide or 1/50 of an inch - an approximation only

The bobbins available are green plastic (the red one is no longer available ). It is 1 1/2 inches in height ( 4 cm ) and just over 1 3/4 inches in diameter ( 4.5 cm ).

The spool weighs 220 grams - 8 ounces, which gives a full 200 grams of thread.