nB Ware mottled yarn holder

Top view of a yarn holder showing the holes for the carrying ribbon. Side view of a yarn holder showing the mottled material. Side view of a yarn holder showing the moulded ribs. Top view of a yarn holder showing the inner surface. Top view of a yarn holder showing the two sections. Close view of a yarn holder showing the moulded inscription.
Top view of a yarn holder showing the holes for the carrying ribbon. Side view of a yarn holder showing the mottled material. Side view of a yarn holder showing the moulded ribs. Top view of a yarn holder showing the inner surface. Top view of a yarn holder showing the two sections. Close view of a yarn holder showing the moulded inscription.

Description

A spherical yarn holder by nB Ware made from compression moulded phenol formaldehyde. The yarn holder is made in two halves which screw together at the centre. The base has a small flat section has two holes, through which a ribbon should be threaded to make a carrying handle. A ribbon is present but is broken. The top half has one central hole through which the yarn being used would pass. The holder is in a mottled green, brown, red and yellow pattern. Thought to be 1940s.
Designers & Manufacturers
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Inscriptions

moulded: "BRITISH nB WARE 797286" (base)

Object number

AIBDC : 007168

Date

1940 - 1949 (circa)

Country

Dimensions
Diameter
95mm