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Pirate Bobbin Hourglass


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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 a ribbed edge and pewter accents.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.

As with all antique and hand-made items, the colors and decorations will vary. We consider this to be a special part of their history and character.

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


  • 6"D x 13"H (approx)
  • 60 minute timer
  • Black or natural sand
  • Assembled when ordered, usually ships within 2-4 days

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Based on 8 reviews
Polly M.

Absolutely beautiful. Terrific quality. This perfect gift hit all the high notes; handsome, timely , historic, useful, .. just like the recipient.

Brett W.
Lovely item

I really love this item and the service particularly the communication I received - the hourglass is as I expected and travelled to Australia safely!

It is amazing and almost spot on timing an hour. Thanks for picking up the typo in my customised engraving too!

Sawyer T.
Excellent Quality

I was hoping there wasn't any clever camera work at play, to make the hourglass seem nicer before I bought it. But what I received in person was better than what I could've anticipated! It's larger than you'd expect which I preferred, and I can't find a single cheap component to it.

David m.

Classical........... Great conversation piece.

Brooke L.
Highly Recommend

The glass holding the sand broke in transit. They were quick to send a replacement and helped walk me through the insertion of the glass piece. It is beautiful.

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