Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the the early 1960s, this 15 minute hourglass is a beautiful and unique piece!
This 15 minute timer is made of recycled industrial artifacts dating back to the 1960's. 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.
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.
Engraving available - see ideas - request quote
My partner has ADHD and it’s easier for her to work with a 15min goal. This will make a great Christmas gift.
I returned this item as I was disappointed with the quality: the glass portion was loose even after pushing in the end corks as instructed by customer service, one end (top/bottom) looked unfinished and different from the other end, and the wood pieces did not have a lustrous finish as the photo suggests. I returned it within 48 hours nearly three weeks ago and have not been credited or contacted as yet. I liked the idea of this piece and also wish it would come with a description as it might have made a nice gift.
classy way to time your sauna sessions. Works perfectly. Time is very accurate
Very satisfied with this hourglass. I have several of the old bobbin hourglasses and this one is my favorite. Would recommend to anyone looking for something nostalgic to add to there decor or as a gift.
I was very pleased with this purchase. It was a gift for my boss and he really loved it. Great workmanship and the letter of where the parts used to make this item came from and the history behind them was very interesting. I highly recommend this product.
This freestanding timer runs for 15 minutes and has soft, tan sand. Great for timing conversations, meditation or just as decoration! Specifications: 2.5"D x 7"H Engraving available - see ideas - request quote ...
This freestanding timer runs for 15 minutes and is available with white or black sand. Great for timing conversations, meditation or just as decoration! Specifications: 3"D x 6.5"H Engraving...
As the Victorian cotton and woolen mills closed throughout the industrial North of England and Scotland over the last 40 years the antique wooden bobbins and shuttles left behind have been transformed...