These spools and bobbins are a rapidly disappearing item of our industrial heritage. They are worn from many years of spinning and weaving in the textile mills in all parts of the world. Each one was hand crafted, generally to fit specific machines - a reason for the variety of shapes and sizes. Collectors are really starting to appreciate bobbins as objects of character and interest, from a period of our industrial heritage when true craftsmanship existed. As supplies of these original treasures rapidly decline, the humble wooden bobbin becomes an increasingly rare and valuable relic.