Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the the early 1960s, this hourglass is a beautiful and unique piece!
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. 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. A vintage thread spool sticker is placed on the base to give it even more character.
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.
Iron filings replace sand in this 3 tier hourglass. The magnet creates unique designs every time you turn it over. Although not a timed hourglass, most of these run approximately 30-60 seconds. A great gift for an hourglass collector.
Newton's Gravity Glass is a sand-filled hourglass suspended in a liquid-filled glass cylinder. The chrome Gravity glass is an awesome desk-topper and a question-generating educational tool. When the cylinder is...
Occasionally we run across new hourglasses that are unique enough that we purchase them as "tryers" to gauge customer interest and this is one of them so we have a...
The style of this hourglass gives it a rustic, vintage look. Made of black metal with a slightly distressed finish, it rotates within the frame and has white sand. Available in...