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Large Antique Bobbin Hourglass Kit


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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 will make a wonderful vessel to hold your own sand!

Quick Overview

  • Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the World War II era
  • Bobbin pieces from United Kingdom
  • Hand-blown glass

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. A vintage thread spool sticker is placed on the base to give it even more character.

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.

Hourglass Sand Timer Engraving Available   Engraving available - see ideas - request quote 

Assembled when ordered, usually ships within 2-4 days


  •  6-7"D x 14-15"H
  • Comes with empty globe, ready for you to fill
  • Want to accessorize? Click here

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Kevin K.
Great find!

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.

Anthony S.
Prompt and kind!

I made a special request through email. Before the end of the day, their staff corresponded several times to get my order filled correctly!

Sue G.W.
Very pleased

This fillable hourglass is beautiful, love the historical flair, and made a great souvenir for the sand from our vacation.

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