A pearl topped thread waxer. c 1850

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A pearl topped thread waxer containing a beeswax  block. It is topped with a decoratively turned disc of pearl and has a pearl base. c 1850

It was used to strengthen thread and to help it go through the fabric more easily as it pre-dated mercerisation.

In excellent condition.

Height  2.5 cm
base diameter 18mm
Top 23mm.

Stock no. HW51