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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/medieval/thimbles.html Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/thimbles/thimble-51435.html Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Thimbles Thimble  
Description: A late medieval copper-alloy thimble with circular indentations and two circumferential grooves at the base. The indentations on the side have been manually entered in vertical lines, and those on the crown in a spiral formation. The latter indentations finish short of the top-centre, thus giving the thimble a ’tonsured’ appearance. There is a small perforation (or single indentation) at the top-centre. The type is often described as a ’skep’ or ’beehive thimble' on account of its shape.
Category: Medieval, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/thimbles/thimble-56227.html Sat, 07 Aug 2021 21:46:51 GMT Thimbles Thimble  
Description: A copper-alloy thimble with small manually produced indentations ('pits') arranged in a spiral formation. The indentations stop short of the rimless base, leaving a narrow plain band. They also stop short of the top centre, which is plain except for three isolated indentations in a triangular formation.
Category: Medieval, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/thimbles/thimble-11257.html Thu, 10 Jan 2008 00:00:00 GMT Thimbles Thimble  
Description: A medieval copper-alloy thimble with two circumferential grooves around the base, small manually produced indentations, and a bare tonsure-like patch on the crown, which is pierced at its centre. Thimbles of this type are often described as ’acorn-cups’, ’skeps’ or ’beehive thimbles’ on account of their shape.
Category: Medieval, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/thimbles/thimble-55605.html Fri, 25 Sep 2020 19:47:25 GMT Thimbles Thimble  
Description: A medieval copper-alloy thimble with two circumferential grooves around the base, small manually produced indentations, and a bare tonsure-like patch on the crown, which is pierced at its centre. Thimbles of this type are often described as ’acorn-cups’, ’skeps’ or ’beehive thimbles’ on account of their shape.
Category: Medieval, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/thimbles/thimble-55476.html Thu, 30 Jul 2020 20:53:59 GMT Thimbles Thimble  
Description: A rimless copper-alloy thimble with manually produced indentations. The indentations on the side are arranged generally in vertical lines, but very irregularly. The arrangement on the crown is unclear. The thimble has been lined internally with a thin close-fitting sleeve of corresponding shape, possibly as a later addition to effect a makeshift repair. Large areas of the indented outer section are now missing.

Interestingly, a very similar thimble fitted with an internal sleeve is described and illustrated by Brian Read in Metal Sewing-Thimbles Found in Britain (see References below). The author comments that it is possibly another thimble.
Category: Medieval, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/thimbles/thimble-55368.html Mon, 01 Jun 2020 10:14:20 GMT Thimbles Thimble  
Description: A rimless copper-alloy thimble with irregular, manually produced indentations. The shape of the thimble is such that it is of a type often described as a ’skep’ or ‘beehive thimble’. Interestingly, the thimble has been fitted internally with a close fitting copper-alloy sleeve, probably formed from sheet. Due to some damage sustained by the thimble's exterior, the exposed sleeve can be seen to bear marks from the point of the drill used to produce the indentations. It would appear, therefore, that the sleeve was fitted at the time of manufacture.
Category: Medieval, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/thimbles/thimble-54735.html Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:31:34 GMT Thimbles Thimble  
Description: A rimless copper-alloy thimble with manually produced circular indentations. The indentations are arranged in vertical lines on the lower part of the thimble, and in concentric circles around a central piercing on the top. The thimble also has a circumferential groove around the base. This type of thimble is often described as a ’skep’ or ‘beehive thimble’ on account of its shape.
Category: Medieval, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/thimbles/thimble-54683.html Tue, 08 Oct 2019 17:34:31 GMT Thimbles Thimble  
Description: A copper-alloy thimble with manually produced circular indentations arranged in a spiral formation. The indentations finish short of the top-centre, thus giving the thimble a ’tonsured’ appearance. There is a single circumferential groove at the base.
Category: Medieval, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/thimbles/thimble-54299.html Thu, 28 Feb 2019 16:24:05 GMT Thimbles Thimble  
Description: A rimless copper-alloy thimble with large manually produced indentations in a spiral pattern, which extends from near the base to the centre of the crown.
Category: Medieval, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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Thimble https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/medieval/thimbles/thimble-11568.html Tue, 29 Jan 2008 00:00:00 GMT Thimbles Thimble  
Description: A heavy-duty copper-alloy thimble with a pronounced ridge at the base and large hand-punched indentations in a spiral pattern. The pattern finishes short of the top-centre to give a ’tonsured’ appearance.
Category: Medieval, Thimbles
Category: Thimbles
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