This makes life a lot easier!
Sure is an interesting and uncomplicated
Swift - Skeiner .
I love this set-up and the more I use it the more I appreciate it's smooth and non-frustrating response to the skein of yarn. Doesn't it look a little primitive? Information about it origin now eludes the search engine, so this will have to do, history of the Swift, . I would like to research the swift, but so far all I could find are lots of little blogs from knitters and sellers. Textile history at the Smithsonian would be a good place to start my research. We will see......