A great little find! This is an antique Charles Horner Dorcas thimble, c.1905 in date and in its original box! The thimble looks like it may not have been used- the silver is shiny and sparkly with no wear or rubbing. It sits in the original box which is light green cardboard, the base lined with forest-green velvet to hold the thimble. The base is in great condition, and has its original label underneath (see photo to read this). The lid has split along the edges and has a few scuffs and marks- it really presents well for its age but please see photos as there is some wear. The thimble is marked 'CH' for Charles Horner, 'Dorcas' for Horner's patented method of lining the silver thimble with steel inside for safety, and '7' for the size. The base of the box does say 'CH. 10 Dorcas' in the bottom corner- I don't know whether this means that it was originally for a size 10 thimble or possibly this is just shown as an example of how the thimble should be marked (if you read the label this does make sense!). In lovely condition, and so rare to find the original box! The thimble is approx. 25mm tall and the box is 35mm by 25mm by 20mm.
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