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.
What a gorgeous product.
I've now given two different hourglasses and each time the product is so well crafted.
The customer service is excellent.
I highly recommend.
I bought one for a friend at work, and one for me. My friend uses his to keep people from staying too long in his office, and I use mine in the kitchen to help me quit futzing around and get to bed on time.
They're both really cool, and I like the idea of using old bobbins and glass made in England. Shipping was fine, no issues. A great purchase all around!
I have wanted an hourglass for a while to use on my desk to apportion time for certain job functions. This 15-minute timer is functional for me, plus it is extremely attractive. I love the vintage wood and the unique design. I know that I will enjoy using this for many years to come. The hourglass was shipped quickly and packed extremely well. Overall, I'm very pleased.
I love this antique wooden spool turned into a unique hourglass. It’s the perfect compliment to my mantle and my grandkids love turning it and watching the sand. I recently visited a working mill in Scotland, so it also makes it more personal. Great quality work and very quick delivery.
Such a really beautiful hourglass! Means so much more because it’s made with reclaimed wood, hand blown glass...quality from across the pond! Thank you!
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