Last week’s wonderful Victorian What Is It? item was in fact a cast-iron thread tree or spool holder.
Regular reader Keith Brown said the vertical rods are removed and go down the centre of various cotton reels to hold them in place.
Anne-Marie Phillips said the cotton spools could then be rotated on the stand.
Others on the money included Janice Burn, Anne-Marie Phillips, Joanne Verrier, Jane Hutcheon, Adrian Jack, Michelle Long, Anna-Christina Lees, Gail Oakes, Mandy and Gage Kidd, Leanne Adams and Judi Brettoner.