Here is a nice old sterling silver thimble. It is decorated with a very pretty design and marked on the outside: "8". There is a maker's mark inside the top that is difficult to read. We believe it is a shield mark with an "S" inside the shield. This is Simon's Bros. Co. of Philadelphia, which began business in 1839. The thimble measures approximately 3/4"H and weighs 2.6 grams or 0.03 ounces.
The thimble is in very good condition with a nice patina.