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Three Tier Five Minute Antique Wood Sand Timer



Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the the early 1900s, this three tier hourglass has a history as unique as it's style!

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 pewter shielded 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.

As with all antique and hand-made items, the colors and decorations vary from piece to piece. We consider this to be a special part of their history and character. 


Hourglass Sand Timer Engraving Available   Engraving available - see ideas - request quote 


  • 5"D x 10.5-11"H
  • Item Weight 1.5 lbs.
  • Assembled when ordered, usually ships within 2-4 days

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Sarah K.
Three Tier Five Minute Antique Wood Sand TImer

The product was just how it was described. It arrived in a very timely manner, and was packaged very well. Very pleased with my purchase.

Kat T.

Very beautiful and important piece. Very please in every way and proud to give as a gift to my VIP!

Bob B.
Wonderful keepsake

I have purchased this hour glass twice as gift for a teammate. It is stunning and has been very well received. Highly recommend it as a corporate gift.

Chris W.
Very Pleased

It’s Fantastic! I’m very satisfied with the product and buying experience. Customer services was great, and shipping was quick.

Teresa M.
Bigger than nine inches

We are delighted by this piece, though we do not yet had a chance to test if it "works" to limit the speaking of elders in our church group. But we were delighted that it is larger than advertised -- the glass piece may be 9 inches, but the whole thing is about 12 inches. So at lease our members can SEE it, even if they ignore it.

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