Well Ted, I wished I could have one of these spools, but they can be better appreciated where they are... in my local City of Willimantic! Those are thread spools..lol.. there is a lore / story on the significance..on net.... I spotted they had Christmas bows some weeks ago... Pic from net, not mine! The Mayor is an Ex-Vw and Truck mechanic, AND an auctioneer, as well as owns antique cars! No rods...yet.. Lol.. Hey, the Rollin' Bones "secret route" fall tour did this bridge a few years back! I saw pics on their posts of this spot.