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Galleon Antique Bobbin Sand Timer - Natural or Black Sand



Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the the early 1960s, this 60 minute hourglass is a beautiful and unique piece! exclusive.

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  • Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the the early 1960s
  • Measures 60 minutes of time
  • Made in the United Kingdom

The cradle for this hourglass is made of recycled industrial artifacts dating back to the 1960's. 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. This particular timer was a ""tumbler"" and was used as a roller. Yarn passed between these rollers to be pressed and controlled before it was spun into fabric. The tumblers came from Joseph Lumb at Folly Hall Mill, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, which closed around 1969.

The hourglass is a triangular shape with natural OR black sand and sits snugly within the cradle, protecting it from being knocked over.

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.


  • 5"D x 9.5"H
  • 60 minute timer
  • Item Weight 1.4 lbs.

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

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Lori A.

I purchased this as a client gift. Not only was the transaction seamless, but the customer service was outstanding and the product was beautiful. The gift was very well received and I would definitely support this company again. They also send a short description of how the item was made. It is very intriguing. LOVE THIS PRODUCT AND COMPANY.

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