SOLD! Vintage 1950s Spool Carousel, Ferris Wheel Style


This Ferris Wheel style thread carousel is super cool.  We’d never seen one like this before, and when researching it, only found one other that’s been sold in the past 10 years.

The carousel holds 70 spools of thread (those seen in the photos are included) situated on 10 racks which revolve in the stand, remaining upright as they turn.

The best we can figure is this is from the 1950s.  It’s all metal with no plastic pieces.

Dimensions:  About 12″ wide x 12″ high x 12″ deep

Condition:  Structurally it’s in great shape although there is some minor rust on the legs.

Style: Vintage, Early American.

Price:  Just $25.00 at Heritage Collectibles.  Plus the standard 5.5% sales tax, of course!


Heritage Collectibles and Heritage Books & Maps have been combined into one shop: Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps, located at 189 Main Street in Lewiston.  We’ll still have two separate blogs: and

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In memory of my beloved husband John K Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.
He loved our shops, especially Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera – it was his baby.

He loved me, and oh how I loved him.

Follow our blog at, in honor of my husband, and all others who have been lost to internal demons that in the end, overwhelmed them.

All of the profits after expenses from Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps and Papa’s Thrift Shop will go to help fund The Warrior Project, a suicide prevention drop-in and counseling center in the process of being developed.

(Please Note: The Warrior Project is in no way intended to be reflective of, or piggy back off, Wounded Warriors which serves those military personnel wounded after September 11, 20o1.  Like too many others, John was a warrior long before then.)


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