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Thimbles

Post by David Hesketh » Mon May 21, 2018 11:11 am

Hi Everyone
I have just found two thimbles. One is Bronze and it looks quite old, the other is Silver coloured but no Hallmarks.

Both thimbles are squashed! Does anybody know how to straighten them or Am I advised to leave them?

Hope you can help?

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Re: Thimbles

Post by Shaneb3 » Mon May 21, 2018 12:06 pm

Hiya. This reminds me of a thread I read a while ago. I would personally leave them as they are but I'm not the best person with delicate things haha. If you wanted to have a go there are some useful tips in this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=122&t=98805&hilit=Thimble+moulding
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Re: Thimbles

Post by Easylife » Mon May 21, 2018 2:11 pm

I would leave them as is, copper alloy goes brittle and breaks. The other may be aluminium if very light weight. Can you post some pics?
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Re: Thimbles

Post by David Hesketh » Wed May 23, 2018 11:54 am

Hi Easylife
Many thanks for the advice. I will try and send you pictures of thimbles.
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Re: Thimbles

Post by David Hesketh » Wed May 23, 2018 11:56 am

Hi Shaneb
Many thanks for the advice.
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Re: Thimbles

Post by David Hesketh » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:05 pm

Hi Easylife
I wrongly identified the copper/bronze object as a thimble but on closer examination it is not. If fact I do not know what it is!
The other is a thimble. I think Aluminium.
Sorry I do not know how to load the pictures onto this site.
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David

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Re: Thimbles

Post by sweepstick47 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:09 pm

Here's a very helpful link towards getting your pics on the forum ::g Regards ss47

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=98988
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Re: Thimbles

Post by David Hesketh » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:57 pm

Hi SS47 and Easylife
Thank you for the advice regarding the photos. Please find the first photo of Bronze type object which I have not identified yet.
Other pictures to follow.
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Post by sweepstick47 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:50 am

It's good Dave, but it's not quite 'Carl...' 8-| It needs to be in focus. Cheers ss47
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Re: Thimbles

Post by David Hesketh » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:31 pm

Hi Everyone
I have had our local FLO take a look at the objects. One is definitely an Aluminium thimble. The other the FLO reckons is a bell off some animal.
Many thanks to all for their help and their comments.
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David

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