A thimble stolen by Tom Riddle

A thimble was a metal or plastic cup worn on the tip of the finger to protect it from pricking or push the needle when sewing.[1]

Tom Riddle stole a thimble from another child at Wool's Orphanage in the 1930s.[2][3] He hid it in his wardrobe along with a stash of other stolen items.[2][3]


Notes and references

  1. "Thimble" on
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 13 (The Secret Riddle)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) (see this image)