Saturday, July 31, 2021

Stone thimble


Kingston Ontario is located in a limestone area, and during the remodelling of an 1860s downtown house, this stove pipe thimble carved from limestone was found in the backyard, still in good shape. Apparently they do turn up occasionally and generally all have the same proportion and appearance.  The thought is that they were the work of a single stonecarver whose identity is long lost but once again, no information on them!


Graysailor said...

Nah - fancy seat for an outhouse. That's when they made things to last for sure.

Mister G said...

COLD in winter;-)