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String or wool holders

String or wool holders
Mottled string or wool holders
Mottled string or wool holders
Bakelite string or wool holders
Bakelite string or wool holders


These were originally made to hold balls of string but many people also used them to hold their knitting wool. They were produced by a number of companies in a wide variety of colours. These are the ones I presently have in stock.

The mottled grey holder is marked "An Apcol Product" and is an unusual shape with the pronounced band around the 'equator'. The mottled 'end of day' colours do make this look very striking.

The black mottled holder was made by NB Ware and has Made in Britain on the top. The design registration number dates it to 1935. Again the mottled colours gives this holder a very striking appearance. This holder is now sold.

The 2 mottled brown holders are made by NB Ware and U.P. respectively. The NB Ware holder is of the same design as the mottled black and has the same design registration number. The U.P. Ware holder does not have a design registration number but it is marked as being Made in Britain. Both holders are a nice mottled brown colour. The UP ware holder is now sold.

The mottled grey holder is about 115mm diameter whilst the other 3 are about 95mm in diameter. All are in good condition.

Prices, Mottled grey holder 22.00.
Mottled black holder 20.00 SOLD
NB Ware brown holder 16.00
UP Ware holder 18.00 SOLD

Postage & packing for UK 3.30 each.
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