What is this

This belonged to my mother and was amongst her knitting and sewing items. It is quite old but does anyone know what it is.
Have attached photo but not sure if it is in post

There’s no photo. Can you describe the item?

I’m intrigued, but your photo did not post. :frowning:

me too clarkeee, but the photo didnt not post with the type.

why dont you look here and scroll down. i had the same question a while ago. just read the post by Jan in CA with the attachment. then look at all the pretty yarn i got from WEBS! :muah: hope this helps.