So I went to the same place I found my Reeves in January - I keep checking it out hoping to find some more Reeves stuff - and lo and behold my sister saw this:
A vintage skeinwinder! It's not in perfect shape - one of the arms had broken off and been repaired, and a lot of the thicker pieces having a lot of checking from poor storage and not being cared for, but perfectly functional and very cute. :-D I have an excessive amount of Howard's Feed & Wax on it right as it is really dry. I can't wait to use it, though I don't know what the slat that is screwed to the side is for, and also the short dowel that is under the axle.
I tried googling for photos and descriptions and though I found a (very) few photos of vintage winders like this, there weren't any descriptions as to what these parts were for. There was also a staple on the face of one of the arms.
So now I need to get some singles & plying done so I can use it! :-D
I did a tiny bit of spinning over the weekend, this is just an evening's worth which is really fast for me:
I started spinning this fiber ("Enterprise", from A Dyeing Wish) on my Tiny Tibetan, but have been distracted by other things (mostly making spindles :-D) so decided to take this project with me on my Thanksgiving trip. The spindle is a little long to be considered really portable, but I think it's my favorite spindle right now. :-D
And now, some pics for my sister: