Remember those days when there were no or very less timepieces to keep watch on time and regulate the duties. In order to accomplish this purpose, some other devices were used by the sailors or the pirates. The sand timer was one of these accessories, in which the time was calculated by the trickling of sands. If you are also willing to observe this conventional way of calculating the time, then you can obtain some excellent quality sand timers from ToBeAPirate. It is one of the leading websites, which offer the complete set of pirate and gypsy clothing as well as the nautical items like sand timers.
Another popular name of sand timer is hourglass, which has been given to it as it has the function of calculating the hours. Some of the hourglasses can be used for calculating a few minutes also. The two connected glass bulbs are used in these devices, which allow the regulated drop of material from top to bottom. The timer can be inverted to begin the process again once the bulb is empty. The factors, which affect the measurement of time, include the amount of sand, size of the bulb, width of the neck and the quality of the sand. Some other materials can also be used in the hourglasses in place of sand, such as powdered eggshell and powdered marble.
We offer a wide variety of sand timers or hourglasses, which have the unique designs and sizes, and they are one of the best showpieces for your home. Moreover, you can also use them for calculating the time occasionally for fun. Some of the sand timers, which you can find on this website include:
Simple Sand timer: This is the sand timer with a simple design, but still it looks beautiful and you can keep it as a showpiece in your drawing room. It is meant for calculating ship speed in knots. It has the solid brass material with golden color.
Timer Key Chain: It is the timer in your key chain. You can use it for keeping your important keys and displaying it to your friends. It calculates 8 seconds time, which is a fun in itself. It is one of the smallest timers, and you can carry it to the themed events at ease.
Ship Wheel Timer: It is one of the outstanding nautical collectibles designed by Asian craftsmen. It is made up of brass and has the size of 6-1/2". It can calculate 5 minutes and is a brilliant decor for your home or office.
Wooden Sand timer Hourglass: It is an authentic hourglass designed by the French manufacturer of 19th century. It is made from maple of simple hardwood and is brilliant to keep as a decor.
Hanging Hourglass with Stand: This is a unique styled hourglass, which is available with stand, on which it can be hanged. Besides, the stand is made up of brass and has a wonderful wooden base.