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Antique Wood Sand Timer Urn


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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

This timer is made of recycled industrial artifacts dating back to the 1960's. The timer is composed of antique wood spools found in abandoned textile mills in England. The spools were used to hold thread, cotton, and yarn that were spun into fabric. This particular timer was a ""tumbler"" and was used as a roller. Yarn passed between these rollers to be pressed and controlled before it was spun into fabric. The tumblers came from Joseph Lumb at Folly Hall Mill, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, which closed around 1969. 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 from piece to piece. We consider this to be a special part of their history and character.

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


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Based on 3 reviews
Alison H.
Hourglass urn

What can I say it's exactly as it described on the web page I am so happy with the product my husband would have approved would recommend

Linda P.
My sister loves it!!

I bought this for my sister to put my brother in law’s ashes in it and she loves it!! Thank you for making this beautiful urn! Highly recommended!!

Patrick W.
What I Saw Is What I Got!

It's a lovely piece, shows some character, and should do the job nicely. I can recommend the product and the service to anyone of a like interest.

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