Taylor's Thimble

Found this Taylor's Thimble on an old farm property. It's not uncommon to find these thimbles since many Early American families made their own clothing. The name thimble comes from 1600's England and was originally called a Thumb Bell. Early thimbles were hand made of much thicker material, usually silver, copper or brass. This particular thimble is brass and was made on a machine probably during the late 1800s.

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