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Vintage Silver Clad Dorcas Thimble By Charles Horner 8773

Vintage Silver Clad Dorcas Thimble By Charles Horner 8773


Price: £ 33.00
Vintage Silver Clad Dorcas Thimble By Charles Horner 8773

This Dorcas thimble is Size 7 and is decorated with a plain dot pattern with a 5mm plain band around the base

To the thimble collector  Charles Horner and the Dorcas thimble are almost synonymous. The Charles Horner retail jewellery business sold a wide variety of thimbles in silver or gold. They soon found that ordinary silver thimbles were popular but were not particularly durable. Steel needles pierced the softer silver of the thimble  very painful for the user! In the early 1880s, Charles Horner patented the relatively simple idea of a silver thimble sandwich with a strong, steel middle. He went on to design, perfect and patent the steel-cored silver thimble, registering his famous trade name DORCAS


Condition: Good
Estimated Date: 1900
Item Type: Thimbles

Material: Silver

Marks: CH 7 Dorcas
Wear: None noted


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Vintage Silver Clad Dorcas Thimble By Charles Horner 8773

Vintage Silver Clad Dorcas Thimble By Charles Horner 8773

This Dorcas thimble is Size 7 and is decorated with a plain dot pattern with a 5mm plain band around the base

To the thimble collector  Charles Horner and the Dorcas thimble are almost synonymous. The Charles Horner retail jewellery business sold a wide variety of thimbles in silver or gold. They soon found that ordinary silver thimbles were popular but were not particularly durable. Steel needles pierced the softer silver of the thimble  very painful for the user! In the early 1880s, Charles Horner patented the relatively simple idea of a silver thimble sandwich with a strong, steel middle. He went on to design, perfect and patent the steel-cored silver thimble, registering his famous trade name DORCAS


Condition: Good
Estimated Date: 1900
Item Type: Thimbles

Material: Silver

Marks: CH 7 Dorcas
Wear: None noted

Price: £ 33.00
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