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Postby Mad Mab » Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:08 am

Hallo,
Would anyone be able to point me towards sources for early C14th thimbles if such things exist. (The sources, that is, not the thimbles. Or possibly the thimbles as well)
Anyhow, thank you muchly,
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Postby Nigel » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:18 am

Pm Debs I knwo she has some

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Postby Mad Mab » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:25 am

Sorry, should have been clearer in that request :oops: (although source for buying good as well and muchly appreciated and shall pm so thank you kindly:) )
I'm actually after evidence type sources for C14th thimbles, pictures, mentions sort of things (although with them being such a little, everyday sort of thing I don't hold out much hope.)
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Postby guthrie » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:33 am

The evidence I know of is that they were found in 14th century deposits, and I have some picture sof metal detector finds. I do not recall seeing any in pictures but I havn't made a proper search.

I am currently trying to work out how to cast thimbles, since allegedly many medieval ones were made by casting, not out of sheet.



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Postby sally » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:53 am

http://www.findsdatabase.org.uk/search/ THere are loads of medieval thimbles listed, some illustrated. Dates vary but it should help narrow down the style ranges




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Postby Catherine of Gwent » Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:45 am

There were thimbles (quite a few) in the museum at Azincourt. Cannot remember if they were 14 or 15th century though. Will be seeing others who went to museum over next weekend, shall ask them if they took any better notice than me!

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Postby Neibelungen » Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:55 am

Two books spring to mind.

The museum of London Dress Accessories and the other textile books has some mention of them.

Pamela Claburn's History of Needlework Tools has a chapter on thimbles.



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Postby Type16 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:27 am

We bought an original & useable thimble at a reasonable price off Ebay.
Good source of photos too!


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Postby Tuppence » Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:13 pm

Mark vicars made hers


did he??? :shock:

really must pay more attention when shopping...

mine is made from a small sheet of metal, with dimples punched into it, then formed into a band. the top is open ended, like a modern tailor's thimble (you can sew faster).

saw sevaral almost exactly the same in a museum, but can't fo rthe life of me remember which museum (sorry).


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Postby seamsmistress » Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:18 pm

I was given an authenticated 15th/16th C one from a happy customer. It is large [definitely man sized], full [ie, not open ended like 2d's] and dimpled all over. Described as metal alloy. Later than you need, but I doubt there have been too many changes in basic designs over the years.



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Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:23 pm

One of my favourite T.V. programmes i especially like Baby Pom.


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Postby Tuppence » Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:16 pm

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:One of my favourite T.V. programmes i especially like Baby Pom.


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Postby JC Milwr » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:31 am

Tuppence wrote:
Marcus Woodhouse wrote:One of my favourite T.V. programmes i especially like Baby Pom.


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