Richard has just started to make these again the below information taken from Richards website
I’m re-introducing this after nearly a quarter century being unavailable. Is a very good example of old-time hand crafted turning, lots of hand turned detail to raise the quality, illustrating the trade of ‘brass finisher’ a line of work long extinct. Interestingly the handtool that I use to form the outer bobbin concave flange is stamped H & D ie Holtzapffel and Deyerlein a partnership that ceased around the same time that Stephensons ‘Rocket’ first ran at the Rainhill Trials, one of many of the hand turning tools that came with my 1895 Edward Hines treadle OT lathe I bought when aged eighteen.
Price is inclusive of postage to mainland a U.K.