Thimble – Vintage James Swann & Son Silver Thimble


A lovely vintage, James Swann & sons silver thimble in great condition.

There are some very light surface scratches, as to be expected. It is ever so slightly, mishapen and a small dent near the top but there are no pin holes.

The top half of the thimble has a honeycomb waffle imprint and the bottom half has engravinngs of crosses and dots. The rim of this thimble has a diamond cut.

The hallmarks show this was stamped at the Birmingham assay office, the date stamp shows this was made in 1976. ames Swann and Son were based out of Hylton Street, Birmingham, England. The size stamp shows 5.

James Swann was born in 1837 – the year Queen Victoria acceded to the throne. He founded the thimble making company in 1887 at 59 Branston Street and later moved to 25 Hylton Street in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham.

The company name changed to James Swann & Son in 1922 after James’ death, it was taken over by his second son, Samuel Henry Swann. Samuel died in 1943, the company was run by his daughter Margaret Ethel.

In 1957 the business was sold to a relative called Stanley Gardner Powell although Margaret remained as managing director until 1967.

Two young silversmiths who had trained and worked at James Swann & Son – Ray Coggle and Frank Jones – took the business over in the 70’s and ran it together until 1986. Due to declining business in the 1980s the partners decided to go their separate ways.

Ray Coggle continued to run James Swann & Son from the Birmingham premises at 25 Hylton Street but moved to 61 Smith Street, Warwick in 1993.

He announced his retirement early in 2005 so it is highly likely that name of James Swann will cease to be applied to new thimbles.

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Vintage James Swann & Son Silver Thimble

A great addition to any thimble collection, this would make a great gift for any occasion.

2.2 CM / 0.8 Inch High

1.9 CM / 0.76 Inch Diameter at the widest point.

6.68 Grams / 0.236 Oz

This is a preloved item and as such will have signs of use and wear.

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