ANTIQUE THIMBLE LINKS AND NOTES
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Did You Know: A thimble can be generally described as being a finger sized cup that is worn for protection of the finger when using a needle while sewing. Thimbles are made from a number of different materials, including gold, silver, wood, leather, porcelain, stone, and even cloth.
An interesting word in our vocabulary is "digitabulist", or sometimes written as digitalbulist. The term is used to refer to a person who collects thimbles, though it does not appear in any dictionary. Antique thimble collectors frequently use the term to describe their interest in their hobby of collecting antique thimbles.
Though many thimbles were produced by local businesses,
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