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Antique Spool Bobbin Urn Hourglass


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Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the the early 1960s, this is a truly unique hourglass urn.

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  • Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the the early 1960s
  • Available with hand blown empty globe to add your own sand
  • Made in the United Kingdom

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.

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. We consider this to be a special part of their history and character. Shown fully assembled.

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Marie W.
Antique Spool Bobbin Hourglass

This was a very different and beautiful URN. The craftsmanship was superb. Thank you

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