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Vintage Plastic thimbles at a budget price
Don't miss this chance to grab a handful of quality light-weight vintage plastic injection molded thimbles at a budget price.
Why Choose these Thimbles?
Kind to Your Washboard
Plastic thimbles are significantly softer than metal. So they make the rubbing surface last longer.
Delivers Softer Tone
Since plastic is softer than metal, they produce a softer tone. This is a definite advantage when you do not want to overpower the rest of the band.
Historically Eventful Slogans
Most of the thimbles in this lot came from individual thimble collectors and thimble clubs. The rest represent various political, commercial, civic, and spiritual groups. These thimbles were usually used as give-away premiums. A few are vanity thimbles which served as keepsakes at weddings or handed out as party favors at private events. The slogans on some of the thimbles are a real hoot!
Sew you vote right 1980
Will we get action
with Rev. Jessie Jackson?
for President 1984
Buena Park, California
This Buss Stops for Thimbles
LINDA SUE BUSS
Here's a Thimble from
Dearborn, Mich 1982
How these Thimbles were Produced
The thimble designs in this lot are pretty much identical. Each thimble sports a small rough bur on the rim that you might want to sand off. The bur is where the thimble breaks off during the plastic injection molding process that forms an item.
These vintage plastic thimbles came from different sources where they were probably stored in a box in the garage or supply room for years. Most look brand new. Some might reveal a little dust or slight wear. Each thimble features a traditional domed crown, fine knurling, and extended rim. The durable plastic design offers you a quality musical implement at a fraction of the weight of standard nickel plated steel thimbles.
So get these thimbles if you want your nice old washboard to last longer. You will also want plastic thimbles when you don't want to overpower your bandmates. And if you like the advantages of featherweight durable plastic at a budget price, then these Vintage Plastic Thimbles are definitely for you. The supply is limited, so order now. When they're gone, they're gone.
Most of the thimbles are available in yellow, cream, pink, and blue. Specify your color preference in Order Comments text box during checkout (step #4) and I will try to accommodate you.
16.0mm (.038 oz, 1.12g)
17.0mm (.05oz, 1.5g)
Guaranteed Accurate Thimble Size
Welcome to the only shop that specializes in thimbles for washboard players - and guarantees the listed size accurate to within .5mm (1/2 mm) in diameter at the rim.
The thimbles described on this page display no size markings. Actual diameter was determined using digital calipers.
What is Your Thimble Size?
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In a Rush? Find Thimble Size Instantly.
1. Measure finger circumference
2. Find thimble size
66/21 65/21 63/20 61/20 59.5/19 58/19 56.5/18 54/17 52/17 50/16 47/15 46/15 44/14 43/14 41/13 40/13 36/12 33/11
If your finger measures 50 mm, then thimble size is 16 mm (50/16).
- Domed Crown: Rounded top prevents premature board routing.
- Virtually New: Most have never been used.
- Limited Sizes: Almost all are 16mm.
- Various Slogans: Political, commercial, civic, spiritual, thimble orgs, vanity.
- Durable Plastic: Thimble delivers solid tone.
- Vintage Plastic: Most seem to date from the 1970s-80s.
- Thimble Hardness: Great for all rubbing surfaces.
- Lightweight Design: Light on your fingers. Weight does not slow you down.
- Size Determined w/Digital Calipers: Guaranteed accurate within .5mm (1/2 mm).
- Crown Type: Knurled dome
- Sizes: 16.0mm to 17.0mm
- Weight: .03 oz (16mm)
- Weight: .05 oz (17mm)
- Composition: Plastic
- Manufacturing Process: Plastic injection molded
- Imprinted Text: Messages vary.
- Manufacturer: Unk