11. A beautiful SIMONS BROS. GOLD-BANDED, STERLING SILVER, FLUTED OCTAGON thimble. One panel has an engraved initial, "E". This thimble has VERTICAL COLUMNS of ENGRAVED PATTERN and FLUTES among the PLAIN PANELS, it was patented in 1889, and was their catalog #59. Stamped inside the top with the SIMONS, trademark and "STERLING SILVER", and on a panel, the size, "11". MINT CONDITION. Shown in AMERICAN SILVER THIMBLES, page 82, plate 2. PLEASE STUDY THE PICTURES THAT HAVE BEEN GREATLY ENLARGED TO SHOW CONDITION.
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