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  1. #1
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    Beautiful open top thimble 16th/17th century with makers marks

    hi people went out this morning on ploughed land for a hour what a lovely day it is here only found scrap lead and this lovely thimble never had one without a top on it cleaned it up and notice a mark like a hallmark SS so i take it thats the makers mark which is pretty its been dated from the 16th to the 17th century and not a normal thimble aswel as u can see by the open top which makes it a tailors thimble

    thanks for looking
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    Re: Beautiful open top thimble 16th/17th century with makers marks

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy uk
    hi people went out this morning on ploughed land for a hour what a lovely day it is here only found scrap lead and this lovely thimble never had one without a top on it cleaned it up and notice a mark like a hallmark SS so i take it thats the makers mark which is pretty its been dated from the 16th to the 17th century and not a normal thimble aswel as u can see by the open top which makes it a tailors thimble

    thanks for looking
    Nice going on a very unique find Jimmie. But can you tell me what the purpose is of an open top thimble? That would seem to defeat the purpose of using one.
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  3. #3
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    Re: Beautiful open top thimble 16th/17th century with makers marks

    Cool find. I like thimbles. Do you find a lot of open top type? Oops, I missed the part where it's your first.
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    Re: Beautiful open top thimble 16th/17th century with makers marks

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D. (VA)
    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy uk
    hi people went out this morning on ploughed land for a hour what a lovely day it is here only found scrap lead and this lovely thimble never had one without a top on it cleaned it up and notice a mark like a hallmark SS so i take it thats the makers mark which is pretty its been dated from the 16th to the 17th century and not a normal thimble aswel as u can see by the open top which makes it a tailors thimble

    thanks for looking
    Nice going on a very unique find Jimmie. But can you tell me what the purpose is of an open top thimble? That would seem to defeat the purpose of using one.


    Like a present-day tailor’s thimble, these sewing rings were designed to apply the pressure sideways.
    They are also known as open-top or ring-type thimbles, and have complemented their more conventional counterparts from the earliest times. Having a makers mark is a bonus to

    Very nice find Jimmy

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  5. #5

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    Re: Beautiful open top thimble 16th/17th century with makers marks

    well done!
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    Re: Beautiful open top thimble 16th/17th century with makers marks

    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D. (VA)
    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy uk
    hi people went out this morning on ploughed land for a hour what a lovely day it is here only found scrap lead and this lovely thimble never had one without a top on it cleaned it up and notice a mark like a hallmark SS so i take it thats the makers mark which is pretty its been dated from the 16th to the 17th century and not a normal thimble aswel as u can see by the open top which makes it a tailors thimble

    thanks for looking
    Nice going on a very unique find Jimmie. But can you tell me what the purpose is of an open top thimble? That would seem to defeat the purpose of using one.


    Like a present-day tailor’s thimble, these sewing rings were designed to apply the pressure sideways.
    They are also known as open-top or ring-type thimbles, and have complemented their more conventional counterparts from the earliest times. Having a makers mark is a bonus to

    Very nice find Jimmy

    SS
    Agreed, never had a marked open-top, quite a 'rare' find
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  7. #7
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    Re: Beautiful open top thimble 16th/17th century with makers marks

    I like it,Congrat's

  8. #8
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    Re: Beautiful open top thimble 16th/17th century with makers marks

    That is sweet.


  9. #9
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    Re: Beautiful open top thimble 16th/17th century with makers marks

    cool find
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  10. #10
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    Hungary
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    Re: Beautiful open top thimble 16th/17th century with makers marks

    I like it good find

  11. #11
    Bev

    Re: Beautiful open top thimble 16th/17th century with makers marks

    I didnt know they made those! I don't like using a regular thimble and thought I'd rather have something just like that. Have you found more about the SS? I think it stands for SUPER SWEET!

 

 

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