H 276 x W 203 mm
Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (26 colour plates)
Published Jul 2018
Sewing-thimble; thimble; palm-iron; metal-detecting; metal-detectorist; handbook; guide; small finds; archaeology; museums; reference; metal objects; dealers; collectors; medieval; post-medieval; historical; Britain
By Brian Read
This is the first reference book that deals specifically with all types of sewing-thimble made from copper-alloy or silver, or either of these materials combined with iron or steel, and found in Britain. Domed, ring-type and open-top sewing-thimbles are described, among them unusual examples and others previously absent from the known record.
Notes on Illustrations; Foreword; Metal Sewing-Thimbles; Metal Ring-Type Thimbles; Metal Domed Thimbles; Metal Open-Top Thimbles; Metal Finger-Guards; Metal Palm-Irons; Metal So-called Palm Guards; Bibliography