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Three Tier Five Minute Antique Wood Sand Timer


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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!

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.

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


  • 5"D x 12"H
  • Item Weight 1 lbs.

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Very Pleased

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

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.


Very well crafted product! Authentic material and hand made. Customer care is top notch!


So incredibly happy with the hour glass! Original- unique- and eye catching! Giving as a gift in remembrance of our journey to happy destiny!!


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!

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!!

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