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Three Tier Five Minute Antique Wood Sand Timer

SKU: RC008
Sale Price: $91.99
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Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the the early 1900s, this three tier hourglass has a history as unique as it's style!


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Description

Quick Overview

- Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the the early 1900s
- Measures 5 minutes of time
- Made in the United Kingdom
- Hand-blown glass

This three tier five minute timer has a history as unique as its style. The timer is composed of antique wood spools found in abandoned textile mills in England. The spools were used to hold thread, cotton, and yarn that were spun into fabric. The spindles and wooden base date back to 1907-1913 and were used in a factory in Calder Valley, Yorkshire which wove the thread into a cotton tartan fabric.

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.

Specifications
  • Item Dimensions 9.0 x 4.0 x 4.0 inches
  • Item Weight 0.7 lbs.
Shipping Information
Shipping is included to all our Continental U.S. customers (extra shipping will apply to Alaska and Hawaii). Products ship via USPS, UPS or FedEx and will generally arrive within 2-7 business days. Please enter your shipping address carefully. If any address corrections are necessary after shipment customers will be charged the corrections fee.

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 Information
We package our hourglasses very well to insure against breakage. If your hourglass arrives broken or otherwise defective you have the option of either exchanging your hourglass OR a full refund at no cost to you. You MUST contact us within 2 business days of receiving the damaged/defective hourglass in order to receive the refund/exchange. Please contact us for instructions on how and where to ship your hourglass.

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).

Customer Reviews
  08-Dec-12   Gift, by Kimmmmm from San Diego, CA

Comments:

I loved the rustic look of this sand timer. I bought it as a gift for my son. I thought it would look great on his desk in his office at work. He loves it!

Service Comments:

When I first called, the young women explained to me that they had just sold their last one in stock, but were expecting more in a few days. I could call back then or order it now and just know it would be on back order and the order would be filled as soon as it came in. I went ahead and order the sand timer. The timer came in right when she said it would and they sent me an email letting me know my order was on it way! I appreciated her patience by explaining my options! I also appreciated that it was packaged really well considering it had glass and sand involved!!

BOTTOM LINE

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
 
  19-Sep-12   Very unique product, by Tad from Cowlesville,NY

Comments:

The three tiered sand timer was just what I was looking for my wife on our tenth anniversary. This will become a family heirloom. My wife was totally surprised.

Service Comments:

Easy to deal with.I wouldn't think twice about buying another product.

BOTTOM LINE

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
 
  12-Jul-12   great product, great service, by Bob from Connecticut

Comments:

Exactly what I was looking for.

Service Comments:

Excellent

BOTTOM LINE

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
 
  09-Jan-12   Nice clock, not so nice wrapping, by Xana from Toronto, ON

Comments:

Although the product is nice and well done, I was expecting a better personalized box and something that could come with the sand timer (as a certificate) explaining what kind of material was the object done. I believe that a big part of your clients buy the sand timer as a gift and it is not attractive to offer as it comes.

Service Comments:

The service was good.

BOTTOM LINE

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
 
  02-Jan-12   Great product, by Dawn from Orlando, FL

Comments:

My mom collects hourglasses and she loved this one, very unique, will order again from you! Thanks for my 1st experience!

Service Comments:

Customer service was great!

BOTTOM LINE

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
 
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