This bobbin sand timer is a historic piece of art. 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 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.
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.
Engraving available - see ideas - request quote
Absolutely love this unique piece. This was my first time using justhourglasses.com and I was impressed with the quality, value, and results. Timely shipping was a pleasant surprise too. A little messy on the packing materials (I recommend opening outside) but the piece arrived in excellent condition.
Awesome hour glass with a great story. Looks great on the mantle and the history of the materials used to construct make it a great piece! It was bought as a one hour hour glass and it times out right on the mark. It arrived well packed, quickly and intact. (I actually hate the packing peanuts, what a clingy mess, but I understand that ensures shipping success)
This piece was delivered promptly and lived up to it's website description and my expectations.
The hourglass is a stunning piece. My husband loved the history associated with it also. Just Hourglasses was so accommodating with my last minute requests and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a unique gift.
I purchased the 60 minute bobbin hourglass for my parents 60th wedding anniversary. 60 minutes for 60 years of love and memories. They love it! Dad, as a veteran, loves WWII memorabilia and mom collects antique sewing notions so it fits perfectly! It arrived quickly. The glass was a little loose when it arrived but customer service was very quick and helpful and offered an immediate fix! It is very unique and beautiful and I know my mom and dad will cherish it for years to come.
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