Silver Thimbles

Silver Thimbles
Silver thimbles were not widely produced until the mid 19th Century. During the Victorian period thimble collecting became very popular and silver thimbles were sought after. The metal was soft and could be crafted with all manner of patterns.   However it was found that silver is too soft a metal for practical use as it could be easily punctured by most needles.  Charles Horner solved this problem by producing a thimble that consisted of a steel core covered inside and out by silver 
 

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Vintage Old .935 Silver Sewing Thimble with Red Enamel Greek
  • Current Price: $45.00
  • Ends: May 29, 2018 14:16:30 UTC
Sterling Silver Vintage #6 Thimble ~ 4.4 grams ~ 7-B323
  • Current Price: $19.99
  • Ends: May 25, 2018 16:25:37 UTC
sterling silver thimble
  • Current Price: $25.00
  • Ends: May 28, 2018 23:11:24 UTC
Vintage Handmade Silver Thimble Floral Pattern Antique
  • Current Price: $14.44
  • Ends: May 28, 2018 17:31:01 UTC
Boxed Sterling Silver Queen Elizabeth 11 1953 Coronation Thimble.
  • Current Price: £29.99
  • Ends: May 24, 2018 17:33:30 UTC
VINTAGE MEXICAN STERLING SILVER MEXICO THIMBLE  NO HOLES
  • Current Price: $45.00
  • Ends: May 27, 2018 15:03:44 UTC
STERLING THIMBLE VINTAGE ANTIQUE 7 GRAMS DECORATED TEXTURED
  • Current Price: $38.75
  • Ends: May 26, 2018 10:56:35 UTC
Vintage Alpaca Mexico Metal Silver Inlay Abalone Shell Thimble
  • Current Price: $20.00
  • Ends: May 29, 2018 14:16:25 UTC
Vintage Sterling Silver #9 Leaf Design Thimble ~ 5.2 grams ~ 7-B316
  • Current Price: $29.99
  • Ends: May 24, 2018 18:08:24 UTC
Antique Charles Horner Cased Silver size 7 Dorcas 'Louise' Thimble
  • Current Price: £12.50
  • Ends: May 28, 2018 14:16:40 UTC
Gleaming 925 Sterling Silver Thimble probably Continental
  • Current Price: £8.79
  • Ends: May 28, 2018 18:30:02 UTC