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45 Minute Antique Wood Sand Timer


Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the the early 1960s, this 45 minute hourglass is a beautiful and unique piece!

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  • Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the the early 1960s
  • Measures 45 minutes of time, black or white sand
  • Made in the United Kingdom
  • Hand-blown glass

This 45 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. Makes a great gift for a therapist of counselor!

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  •  5"D x 9.5-10"H
  • 45 minute timer
  • Black or white sand
  • Assembled when ordered, usually ships within 2-4 days

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Based on 1 review
Laura F.
Almost great

The hourglass looked great, was high quality and worked out well for a gift, but they shipped the wrong color (we ordered black sand and it came white). Since we didn’t have time to return and get a replacement, we used this one. Had the product been what we ordered, it would have been fantastic.

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