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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Thimbles https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/thimbles.html Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/thimbles/thimble-15342.html Thu, 18 Sep 2008 00:00:00 GMT Thimbles Thimble  
Description: A steel-topped thimble produced by 'deep drawing', a process patented by Richard Ford in 1769.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/thimbles/thimble-31658.html Thu, 26 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT Thimbles Thimble  
Description: A cast and lathe-turned thimble with machine-knurled indentations on the body and (probably) stamped indentations on the top. At the junction of the body and the top, there is a circumferential groove, and immediately above the base there is a plain band with a circumferential rib on either side.

Thimbles of this type were first produced in the Netherlands, circa 1650, and were copied in England from the 1690's. They were produced until about 1730.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/thimbles/thimble-7860.html Sun, 01 Jul 2007 00:00:00 GMT Thimbles Thimble  
Description: A copper-alloy thimble with a relatively flat crown and manually produced indentations. The indentations are oval in shape and arranged in a spiral pattern, which extends from the base to the centre of the crown. The thimble probably dates to the early 16th century.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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Silver Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/thimbles/silver-thimble-12860.html Thu, 03 Apr 2008 00:00:00 GMT Thimbles Silver Thimble  
Description: A silver thimble dating to the second half of the 17th century. It is of two-part construction, consisting of a near-cylindrical body soldered to a domed top, the joint line being discernible on the thimble. The indentation pattern on both parts is formed by lines of contiguous annulets, and is interrupted on one side of the thimble by a cartouche flanked by engraved birds with outspread wings. The cartouche is engraved ‘E*B’, the letters very probably being the initials of the owner. An intrusive engraving, seemingly carried out at a later date, interrupts the upper scrolled border of the cartouche and is probably intended to represent a heart. It has two letters, possibly PS, although the first one is very uncertain. Below the cartouche, there is a rope-pattern border around the full circumference of the thimble.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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Silver Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/thimbles/silver-thimble-53993.html Sun, 25 Nov 2018 22:14:45 GMT Thimbles Silver Thimble  
Description: A silver thimble dating to the second half of the 17th century. It is of three-part sheet-metal construction, consisting of a near-cylindrical body, a domed crown and a rimmed base, all joints being soldered.

The indentation pattern on both the body and the crown is formed by lines of contiguous annulets in a rectangular lattice. The pattern on the body is interrupted on one side of the thimble by a large heart-shaped cartouche flanked by two birds with outspread wings. The cartouche would have been intended for the engraved initials of the owner, but has not been used. Above the blind cartouche there is a smaller one of similar shape bearing the letters 'MC' in relief, probably the maker's initials.

There are three soldered joints on the thimble: a longitudinal joint along the body diametrically opposite the cartouche, a circumferential joint at the junction of the body and the domed crown, and the joint that attaches the narrow separate rim to the base. The last of these joints is apparent as a result of a small piece of the silver strip breaking off and exposing the method of construction.

Cf. UKDFD 12860
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/thimbles/thimble-19390.html Wed, 27 May 2009 00:00:00 GMT Thimbles Thimble  
Description: A sheet-metal two-piece thimble with regular mechanically produced indentations on the crown and body. There are two circumferential grooves just below the crown, and two more at the base. The body and the domed top have been produced separately and then soldered together.

Thimbles of this type ('Dutch Type I') were produced in the Netherlands, circa 1620-1650.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/thimbles/thimble-27022.html Mon, 13 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT Thimbles Thimble  
Description: A brass thimble with regular mechanically produced indentations on the body and waffle-pattern indentations on the crown. The style is somewhat similar to the composite sheet-metal type (cf. UKDFD 19390) of the 17th century, but the present thimble appears to be cast and has the later waffle-type crown.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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Open-Topped Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/thimbles/open-topped-thimble-10254.html Fri, 16 Nov 2007 00:00:00 GMT Thimbles Open-Topped Thimble  
Description: An open-topped sewing ring or tailor’s thimble with circular indentations in a diagonal pattern.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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Open-Topped Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/thimbles/open-topped-thimble-10471.html Tue, 27 Nov 2007 00:00:00 GMT Thimbles Open-Topped Thimble  
Description: An open-topped sewing ring or tailor’s thimble with circular indentations in a diagonal pattern and circumferential grooves at the top and bottom.
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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Open-Topped Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/post-medieval-to-modern/thimbles/open-topped-thimble-30901.html Wed, 06 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMT Thimbles Open-Topped Thimble  
Description: An open-topped sewing ring or tailor’s thimble with circular indentations in parallel oblique lines. The base has a pronounced rim with two circumferential grooves immediately above. There are also two grooves at the top end.

Cf. UKDFD 10254 and UKDFD 10471
Category: Post-Medieval to Modern, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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