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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 Sterling Silver Size 11 Thimble

Vintage Sterling Silver Size 11 Thimble

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Antique Sterling Silver Sewing Thimble Size 8 Swirl & Dot Design Border

Antique Sterling Silver Sewing Thimble Size 8 Swirl & Dot Design Border

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Antique Sterling Silver Sewing Thimble Size 11 X Panel Design Border

Antique Sterling Silver Sewing Thimble Size 11 X Panel Design Border

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Antique Sterling Silver Sewing Thimble Size 12 X Panel Design Border

Antique Sterling Silver Sewing Thimble Size 12 X Panel Design Border

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Hallmarked 1927 Solid Sterling Silver Ornate Henry Griffiths Thimble

Hallmarked 1927 Solid Sterling Silver Ornate Henry Griffiths Thimble

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Victorian STERLING SILVER Thimble WINDSOR CASTLE c1840

Victorian STERLING SILVER Thimble WINDSOR CASTLE c1840

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Vintage Sterling Silver Thimble,  Decorative,  Size 7 by JS & S,  Birmingham 1973

Vintage Sterling Silver Thimble, Decorative, Size 7 by JS & S, Birmingham 1973

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Vintage Sterling Silver Thimble,  Decorative,  Size 7 by JS & S,  Birmingham 1973

Vintage Sterling Silver Thimble, Decorative, Size 7 by JS & S, Birmingham 1973

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SCARCE WILLIAM HUTCHINSON 1912 CHESTER STERLING SILVER THIMBLE SIZE 8 ANTIQUE

SCARCE WILLIAM HUTCHINSON 1912 CHESTER STERLING SILVER THIMBLE SIZE 8 ANTIQUE

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SCARCE CHARLES HORNER 1918 CHESTER STERLING SILVER THIMBLE SIZE 6 ANTIQUE

SCARCE CHARLES HORNER 1918 CHESTER STERLING SILVER THIMBLE SIZE 6 ANTIQUE

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