Very large 19thC Ermen & Roby cotton reel

Very large 19thC Ermen & Roby cotton reel

Code: CE387


W: 9.5cm (3.7")H: 14cm (5.5")


A very large wooden cotton reel dating to around the 1880s. It is a 5,000 yard reel holding Ermen & Roby's Diamond thread. The thread is unused and is still covered with the original paper wrapper, printed with an image of Ermen & Roby's factory in Manchester. The top label is also intact. A reel of this size may have been a shop advertising piece or an industrial reel for use in a mill. 

I have photographed the reel with a normal sized bobbin (not included in the sale) to illustrate how much bigger this one is.

Condition: There is a little damage to the paper label.