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15 Minute Antique Wood Sand Timer


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Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the the early 1960s, this 15 minute hourglass is a beautiful and unique piece!

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  • Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the the early 1960s
  • Measures 15 minutes of time
  • Made in the United Kingdom
  • Hand-blown glass

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.

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


  •  5"D x 9.5"H
  • 15 minute timer

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

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Based on 9 reviews
Just as promised.

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.

Love it!

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!

Desk Timer

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.

Authentic antique

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.

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