Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Atlantic Cable Thimble

Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, DC),
20 October 1866: issue 16,900; col. F.

Sterling Silver Atlantic Cable Thimble, ca. 1870.
US$51.64; 9 bids, starting at US$15.00.
16 July 2007.

Another auction from one of my favorite eBay sellers, Elegant Arts Antiques. This thimble design is the same as that of the thimble used in the preceding article, so it has since been referred to as the "Atlantic Cable" design.

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