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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2012, 07:05:35 PM »

Don't get me wrong Alan, it comes from the same period and is "beehive" shaped on top but I think it would be referred to as a "Tonsured" thimble. A true beehive only just fits over the finger tip and probably half the finger nail.
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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2012, 07:09:12 PM »

oooh -- you bwgger ---- now there's a term i've not heard of before today.

Damn you Carruthers, more research to do!!!!! Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

..and while doing it have come across this very interesting site. well worth reading
https://sites.google.com/site/moreaboutthimbles/early-english-thimbles
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