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!
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.
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.
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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.
A beautiful and well-crafted item. I was very pleased as it was an anniversary gift for my husband.
Very prompt & professional service.
It looks so lovely. It would be nice to know a little more about the history of the wood why it was called a WWII textile mill...was it bombed? Were the bobbins discovered somehow somewhere?
Very good job of getting the info on how to ship it so I would receive it in time for a birthday. Thanks
I am a therapist and use this as a non invasive way to track session time. This piece is beautiful and accurate. Plus if you are a male this is very masculine!
Quick shipping and It was carefully packaged! When I had a question I got a response within 24 hours.
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