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.
This is a really cool bit of history. We wanted a 15-minute timer and I'm a spinner, so finding an antique timepiece that has an old connection to the fiber industry was a really cool intersection of worlds. This is a very pretty hourglass, and definitely bigger than it looks on the screen. It's classy without being showy. Ours timed out to about 15 minutes and 30 seconds.
Customer service went out of their way to help me with my questions and requests, and were very friendly and quick to respond. I'm so glad I found this place!
I’m very happy with my hourglass; it is an attractive, sturdy, and useful addition to my office decor. What’s more, it is a fine conversation piece with a venerable, antique
Customer service was courteous and helpful, the item was carefully packaged, and it arrived quickly as promised.
Nice hourglass, I really like mine.
The photos on the site matched perfectly the item. Just beautiful and the customer service was fantastic. Great company, and AWESOME hourglass.
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.
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