60 Minute Antique Wood Hourglass Sand Timer
SKU: RC007Sale Price: $162.99
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Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the World War II era, this bobbin hourglass is a historic piece of art and a beautiful addition to your decor!
- Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the World War II era
- Measures 60 minutes of time
-Made in the United Kingdom
This bobbin hourglass is a historic piece of art that measures 60 minutes of time. The timer is composed of antique wood spools found in abandoned textile mills in England. The spindles and wooden base were used from 1939-1945 during World War II in a factory in Barrowford Mill, Nelson. These particular spools held tire cord for the Morris and Austin Car Groups. The spindles were pewter shielded to protect the edges of the spool.
Each timer has a cotton sticker from placed on its base. These stickers were made in New York in 1917 and found in cupboard in an abandoned sewing thread factory in Leek, Derbyshire.
The sand glass is mouth-blown in the United Kingdom. As with all antique and hand-made items, the colors and decorations vary slightly. We consider this to be a special part of their history and character.
- Item Dimensions 11.7 x 6.0 x 6.0 inches
- Item Weight: 2.3 lbs
Due to the much higher cost of shipping outside the United States, shipping costs will be charged to our international customers.As with all international orders there will be customs fees upon delivery. If you refuse to pay the customs fees upon delivery the hourglass will get shipped back to us and you will be responsible for all shipping charges and restocking fees.
Returns for any other reason (don't like the color, style, etc.) will be handled as follows: Item must be returned to us within 20 days of receipt in perfect sellable condition after which your purchase price, less the cost of shipping the item to you originally and a 15% restocking fee, will be refunded to you. Refunds will not be processed without a return authorization so please contact us prior to returning your hourglass to obtain your RA. Refused deliveries are subject to the same fees.
For exchanges customer is responsible for the shipping costs and any difference (if exchanged for hourlgass that costs more) but no restocking fee will be charged. If exchanged for hourglass that is less expensive the difference will be refunded to the customer. Exchanged item must be returned in perfect sellable condition. Please contact us before returning any hourglass for instructions on how to safely ship your hourglass. NO RETURN, EXCHANGE OR REFUNDS ON SPECIAL ORDERS (i.e. engraved hourglass, special timer etc).
07-Jan-15by Nicole from Ontario, CANADA
Product Comments:This is a beautiful piece. I was very pleased with it and so was the recipient. He could verify it's authenticity because he has visited the textile mills in England.
Service Comments:Awesome service. Cannot ask for better. Shannon was great!
23-Aug-14by the bug lady from Louisville, Kentucky
Product Comments:This hourglass is a work of art. I am pleased with it's proportions, it's style and it's accuracy. What a wonderful piece of artistry to pass down in the family. It already has an interesting history due to the different WWII parts it is made of.
Service Comments:This was a last minute inspiration as a 40th anniversary gift for my husband. I contacted the company on a Monday and received this beautiful hourglass by Thursday of that same week! We were leaving the next day on our anniversary trip. The staff was so helpful and pleasant.
21-Nov-13by Elisa K. from CA
Product Comments:A beautiful and well-crafted item. I was very pleased as it was an anniversary gift for my husband.
Service Comments:Very prompt & professional service.
16-Sep-12by Carol from Deerfield IL
Product Comments:It looks so lovely. It would be nice to know a little more about the history of the wood, why it was called a WWII textile mill...was it bombed? Were the bobbins discovered somehow, somewhere?
Service Comments:Very good job of getting the info on how to ship it so I would receive it in time for a birthday. Thanks
28-May-12by Brad M. from Stockton, CA
Product Comments:I am a therapist and use this as a non invasive way to track session time. This piece is beautiful and accurate. Plus, if you are a male this is very masculine!
Service Comments:Quick shipping and It was carefully packaged! When I had a question, I got a response within 24 hours.
04-Apr-12by Susie Q from Florida
Product Comments:I bought it as a Birthday gift for a loved one this coming August. It is spectacular and I have no doubt he is going to love it!
23-Jan-12by Tommy from mckenzie tn
Product Comments:Very satisfied with product.
19-Jan-12by Cyn from Austin TX
Product Comments:The hourglass is absolutely beautiful and stands out in the room. The description online was an accurate detail of what we received. It is definitely a conversation starter every time someone sees it.
Service Comments:The item was received before the promised date. I could not have been happier as this was a Christmas gift ordered the week of Christmas. Thanks for making this Christmas a memorable for me (the giver) and my husband (the recipient).
10-Jan-12by Vincent from Vic, Australia
Product Comments:Don't get me wrong- the website made this product look fantastic, but when it arrived in the mail I was overcome with how fine it was. It was beyond my expectations with its quality and design, from the materials, to the simple touches like the authentic stickers, and even the smell of it is amazing. Amazing piece.
Service Comments:I spoke with Shannon via email, who was extremely helpful. There was a slight delay in the mail (3 days over due), however I didn't mind too much.
29-Dec-11by JR from Destin, FL
Product Comments:The product was beautiful and unique. It could have been manufactured better than it was. The top of the spindles were visible on one side.
Service Comments:Excellent service
03-Oct-11by tb from new york