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April 25, 2011
The thimble was patented on this date in 1684, which indicates there were no good patent lawyers before.
Since there is a record of thimbles found in the ancient city of Pompeii and later at Verulamium, present day St Albans, in the UK.
But it wasn't until 1793 that this tiny fingerhut, or hat, which is what "thimble" in old English means, went into mass production in John Lofting's London factory.
The advantage of being a digatabulist is that you can actually call yourself that, since that's what a thimble collector is.
The second advantage is that thimbles don't take up much space.
Yes, there is a thriving thimble market, and if you find an early American thimble, in whale bone or ivory, or something jewel encrusted or a special commemorative thimble, you will collect more than a thimble full of cash.
A way to tell a very old thimble is that those dimples on the outside are irregular, before machines made them.
(Dimples aren't just cute; they hold the end of the needle and stop it skidding off.)
Thimbles weren't just meant to protect your middle (usually) or index finger from a ghastly stab from an errant needle.
Leave it to the prim Victorians to come up with other ideas.
Like sneaking in a little liquor:
Don't worry dear, "I'll only have a thimbleful."
At least what she's observing.
Other uses included thimble tapping on windows for possibly illicit rendezvous and thimble knocking on heads of unruly students to get their attention.
The only people that love their thimbles more than the British are the Germans who have the Fingerhut museum devoted to them.
The not so lowly thimble has served us well through the years.
During the First World War silver thimbles were melted down from "those who had nothing to give" to buy hospital equipment.
They've protected more digits you can count.
Every handmade quilt or anything hand sewn you own has been crafted with the aid of a thimble.
Certainly one of history's unsung tools that has stood the test of time.
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What small tool gets you going?