Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the World War II era, this bobbin hourglass is a historic piece of art and will make a wonderful vessel to hold your own sand!
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. This bobbin sand timer has a ribbed edge and pewter accents.
Each hourglass 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.
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. Shown fully assembled.
Engraving available - see ideas - request quote
Assembled when ordered, usually ships within 2-4 days
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We bought this for our son to fill with sand he brought back from the Sahara Desert on one of his Army deployments. Such an amazing way to store the sand. Very easy to assemble and fill. We will definitely be doing this again if he brings back another water bottle filled with sand.
I made a special request through email. Before the end of the day, their staff corresponded several times to get my order filled correctly!
This fillable hourglass is beautiful, love the historical flair, and made a great souvenir for the sand from our vacation.
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