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60 Minute Antique Wood Hourglass Sand Timer

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Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the World War II era, this bobbin hourglass is a historic piece of art and a beautiful addition to your decor!

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  • Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the World War II era
  • Measures 60 minutes of time
  • Made in the United Kingdom
  • Hand-blown glass

This bobbin hourglass is a historic piece of art that measures 60 minutes of time. The timer is composed of antique wood spools found in abandoned textile mills in England. The spindles and wooden base were used from 1939-1945 during World War II in a factory in Barrowford Mill, Nelson. These particular spools held tire cord for the Morris and Austin Car Groups. The spindles were pewter shielded to protect the edges of the spool.

Each timer has a cotton sticker from placed on its base. These stickers were made in New York in 1917 and found in cupboard in an abandoned sewing thread factory in Leek, Derbyshire.

The sand glass is mouth-blown in the United Kingdom. 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.


  •  6"D x 11.7"H
  • Item Weight: 2.3 lbs

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Based on 13 reviews
Thank you for the wonderful hourglass!

Thank you justhourglasses for the wonderful hourglass I have received. It is the 60-minute hourglass rc007-1. The hg is everything that was described in the caption. (The sand is not white but has a beautiful hint of green in it that works perfectly with the overall look.) All in all, the hourglass looks even better in real life! It is well made and I received it in perfect condition. It looks like something that you would find in an extremely wealthy person's home. I cherish this piece dearly. It is very well made and I think it was well worth the money. The only thing I would do is add a small decorative card explaining the history of the wood and metal that went into making the hourglass. I went and printed out the history from the site and have it folded and underneath the hourglass.


Bought this for my son's 18th birthday and he couldn't have been happier. It has the antique look he loves and sits proudly in his room. A beautiful piece, and timing is quite accurate. Excellent customer service from Shannon.

beautiful piece

This is a beautiful piece. I was very pleased with it and so was the recipient. He could verify it's authenticity because he has visited the textile mills in England.

Awesome service. Cannot ask for better.
Shannon was great!

This thing is beautiful!

This hourglass is a work of art. I am pleased with it's proportions it's style and it's accuracy.
What a wonderful piece of artistry to pass down in the family. It already has an interesting history due to the different WWII parts it is made of.

This was a last minute inspiration as a 40th anniversary gift for my husband. I contacted the company on a Monday and received this beautiful hourglass by Thursday of that same week! We were leaving the next day on our anniversary trip. The staff was so helpful and pleasant.

Beautiful work!

A beautiful and well-crafted item. I was very pleased as it was an anniversary gift for my husband.

Very prompt & professional service.

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