Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the the early 1960s, this 5 minute hourglass is a beautiful and unique piece!
This 5 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 freestanding timer runs for 15 minutes and is available with white or black sand. Great for timing conversations, meditation or just as decoration! Specifications: 3"D x 6.5"H Engraving...
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...
LOW INVENTORY This cute timer will fit anywhere! Measures 5 minutes of time with beautiful gold sand. Also available with an optional wood base to give it some added height/visual...