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 bobbin sand timer is has a ribbed edge and pewter accents with nicely contrasting black sand. Each timer has a cotton sticker 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.
Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the the early 1960s, this 15 minute hourglass is a beautiful and unique piece! Quick Overview Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the the...
This freestanding timer runs for 15 minutes and has soft, yellow sand. Great for timing conversations, meditation or just as decoration! Specifications: 2.5"D x 7"H Engraving available - see ideas - request...
Filled with vibrant colors this is a solid timer. The hourglass is encased in acrylic, protecting it from breaking, making it an ideal gift for children (or children at heart)....