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 into original wooden items.
These unique gifts stand the test of time and will conjure up for decades to come their past, each and every time they are viewed or handled.
This timer has pewter rims and is a rich brown color. As with all antique and hand-made items, the colors and decorations vary slightly. We consider this to be a special part of their history and character.
Ships via USPS Priority Mail, normal delivery time 2-4 business days
I ordered this as a gift and had it sent to a friend. Therefore, I haven't seen the product. However, I can tell you that the gift was well received, and this is a great company to work with. Shannon was available to answer all of my questions, and there was a very quick turnaround on the order. The hourglass was sent promptly and arrived ahead of schedule. The engraving was done to my specifications. I totally recommend justhourglasses.com. :-)
I am a designer and really appreciate the creative reuse of an antique bobbin. I am a coffee drinker but have begun to take a pause in my studio with afternoon tea, a slower and more relaxing ritual. I hated having to time the steep by looking at my computer or trying to remember when the count began. Looking at sand timers, and I looked hard, was a disappointment, too much junk out there that did not belong on my tray of artisanal teas and collected serving pieces. Then I came upon these timers and my search ended. I worried that the size might overpower my other pieces but it does not, warm, stately, beautiful, historical. Responsive customer service, instant shipping, well priced, unique. I love it!
just right for making chamomile tea
Bought this one as a Christmas for a friend and she loved it, the imperfect antique look of it was really unique! Shipping was simple and efficient with great customer service too.
Have to say I’m quite pleased with my purchase. It’s going to be a Christmas gift for my son. He love hour glasses. This will be the first of many hour glass I hope to get him. So I’m sure I’ll be shopping with you again.
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