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 Sterling THIMBLE panel style Simons size 12  $22 each
  • Current Price: $22.00
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Sterling Silver Vintage Thimble ~ 3.4 grams ~ 7-B324
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vtg 925 STERLING SILVER THIMBLE heavy applied flowers leaves vines
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Sterling Silver 3 Cherubs. Ketchum McDougal Thimble.
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Vintage Sterling silver thimble- cupids
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Sterling Silver Thimble Small Hallmarked Leaf filigree pattern
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Antique Anglo-Indian Silver Thimble Holder & Thimble, ca. 1900
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Excellent Sterling Silver Thimble w/ Turquoise
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Vintage Sterling Silver Thimble Size 9 early 1900's
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Antique Sterling Silver Textured Thimble 5.5g
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