FREE SHIPPING on Orders Over $50

Large Antique Bobbin Hourglass Urn


Continue Shopping or Checkout

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 the cremains of your loved one.

Quick Overview

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

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. The spindles are pewter shielded to protect the edges of the spool.

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. The globe is hand blown in the UK

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 


Shipping Info

Returns Info

Please read FAQ page prior to purchase

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Joseph R.
Too Small

Very nice urn, just wish it were made bigger for a person of 200 lbs or about 8 lbs of ashes (200 cu) in ashes terms. Very nice looking and lovely urn.

Henrietta B.


Related Items