What a great look this old spool has; very industrial. It is a good size spool, about 8" tall and about 4 1/2" in width. It is in really nice condition and has a good amount of string still on it. The ends of the spool are wooden with a red and a black stripe painted in a cross pattern. This is edged in tin. It has a great industrial look to it. Great addition to a spool collection or would look great sitting in an old cupboard or shelf.