A large group of 19th century East Midlands bone and wood bobbins, including a hanging bobbin
Lot 93
A large group of 19th century East Midlands bone and wood bobbins, including a hanging bobbin
Sold for £375 (US$ 586) inc. premium

Lot Details
A large group of 19th century East Midlands bone and wood bobbins, including a hanging bobbin
A large group of 19th century East Midlands bone and wood bobbins, including a hanging bobbin
Hanging bobbin inscribed 'W. Worsley hung 1868'; twenty-two further bone bobbins, with some names and inscriptions including 'Dear Mother' and 'Love me'; ten wood bobbins with names and inscriptions including 'Kiss me', 'Marry me now', 'Delight in prayer' and one inscribed with pewter spots 'Thomas Burige My Grandfather'; a number of wood bobbins with leopard, tiger and butterfly designs in pewter and some with spliced and wire decoration; twenty-one Bucks thumpers including two with jingles; fifty small Bucks Point bobbins and further wood bobbins,
(195)

Footnotes

  • William Worsley murdered William Bradberry outside a pub in Luton and was hanged on March 31st 1868 - the last man to be hanged in Bedford.
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