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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Sterling Silver Thimble with Turquoise Stones "Hallmarked Mexico"
  • Current Price: $20.00
  • Ends: Aug 23, 2019 12:16:16 UTC
No.16 - English Thimble in Sterling Silver
  • Current Price: £24.00
  • Ends: Aug 20, 2019 13:52:07 UTC
Antique Domestic Sewing Machines Sterling Silver Thimble
  • Current Price: $39.99
  • Ends: Aug 23, 2019 3:52:19 UTC
Antique Charles Horner Cased Silver size 7 Dorcas 'Louise' Thimble
  • Current Price: £12.50
  • Ends: Aug 22, 2019 21:24:20 UTC
No.16 - English Thimble Sterling Silver by H.G&S
  • Current Price: £38.00
  • Ends: Aug 20, 2019 14:03:45 UTC
Hallmarked Sterling Silver Thimble
  • Current Price: £2.30
  • Ends: Aug 18, 2019 19:57:51 UTC
Vintage Sterling Silver Thimble with Detailed Scroll Work Mexico
  • Current Price: $32.00
  • Ends: Aug 20, 2019 18:03:10 UTC
Antique Charles Horner Cased Silver size 5 Dorcas Thimble 1884
  • Current Price: £12.50
  • Ends: Aug 18, 2019 20:33:55 UTC
Thimble-Vintage-Sterling in size 10 with nice design   #15804C
  • Current Price: $23.99
  • Ends: Aug 23, 2019 14:04:02 UTC