Our very popular pirate bobbin hourglass is now also available in a smaller size!
As the Victorian cotton and woolen mills closed throughout the industrial North of England and Scotland over the last 40 years the antique wooden bobbins and shuttles left behind have been transformed into original wooden items.
These unique gifts stand the test of time and will conjure up for decades to come their past, each and every time they are viewed or handled.
This bobbin sand timer has unique pewter decorations on the spindles and black sand. Each timer 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 sand glass is mouth-blown in the United Kingdom. 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.
I bought my first bobbin hourglass from a catalog almost 20 years ago and it became a priceless family favorite, with all of the kids dedicated to turning it over as soon as the sand had run out. As the kids have grown up and have begun moving out, I was so excited to find Just Hourglasses - now I can send each of them off (eventually!) with a surprise hourglass of their own, with a warm, familiar feel of home! The hourglasses I purchased are beautifully unique, (the black sand is particularly interesting) I’m delighted with my purchases!
The Bobbin Hourglass looks just like the picture on the website. It's old, in a good, Dickensian way. The only minor flaw is the sand flows as a 63 minute hour, not 60 minutes. But the website is upfront about this issue, and indicates the hourglass is 60 minutes, plus or minus 10%. My OCD should not deter anyone less obsessive from getting this hourglass (or the new version, since the one I received is no longer available).
When this arrived it was a pleasant surprise in that it was even nicer than expected. The pewter trim and aged wood end pieces gave it exactly the antique Pirates of the Caribbean look I was hoping for. Worth every nickel as a home accent piece.
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