Thimble age.

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bob79
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Any idea of the age of this thimble found today on a club dig in Oxfordshire, bit of a scratchy signal on the Deus, X35 13" coil.
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Thimble.
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Bob any chance of a photo of the top? It’ll help with dating :D
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Machine made so post industrial revolution :thumbsup:
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Top.
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Here you go Cath.
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Alloverover has a point :thumbsup: . It could be later than my initial thoughts as I thought it might be earlier as it has a thicker body than many victorian thimbles I’ve seen.

However I really struggle to tell the 1650-1750 ones from the later 18-19th century ones but maybe this guide might help? https://finds.org.uk/counties/findsreco ... equipment/
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It's a two piece one, very much like the Dutch design.
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bob79 wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:18 pm It's a two piece one, very much like the Dutch design.
Is there any sign of a seam? I see no sign of one and they are taller than the norm :Thinking:
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Your right Cath, no seam, forget that one.
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17th - 18th Century thimble. That's using the guide posted above and my memory. :thumbsup:
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