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Victorian English Sterling Silver Atlantic Cable Thimble With Case, H&t 1876 For Sale
STERLING SILVER THIMBLE, IN THE ATLANTIC CABLE DESIGN WITH ITS ORIGINAL CASE.. HALLMARKED BIRMINGHAM C1876 H&T
BEAUTIFULLY ENGRAVED IN A SHARP DETAILED CABLE DESIGN AND CHASED BORDER...ALONG WITH GOOD CLEAR MAKERS MARK FOR HILLIARD & THOMASON, BIRMINGHAM. DATE LETTER IS UNCLEAR BUT AROUND 1876....PERFECTLY ROUND, HAS ONE SMALL HEAD HOLE. NO DINGS OR SPLITS.......WITH ITS ORIGINAL BOX& SECURE BRASS FITTINGS......THE INTERIOR WITH BASE RICH PURPLE VELVET....THE UNDER LID IN A WHITE SILK.
INFO BELOW FROM DANIEL BEXFIELD identical thimble, in 1866, was used to send the first Transatlantic cable signal from Ireland to Newfoundland. That thimble is now in London's Science Museum!
THE THIMBLE IS IN GOOD CONDITION APART FROM TINY HOLE IN THE TOP.....THE THIMBLE FITS LIKE A GLOVE IN THE TOOLED LEATHER CASE WHICH FITS PERFECTLY!
I PACK ITEMS WELL AND HAVE GREAT response. POSTAGE INCLUDES INSURANCE!
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Victorian English Sterling Silver Atlantic Cable Thimble With Case, H&t 1876: $107