Steel 7″ gimlet with wooden handle, for boring holes into wood. Used by Vaul boatbuilders.
Folding rule made of wood and brass by John Rabone & Sons, Birmingham, 1877-1937.
Green glass soda/mineral water bottle known as a ‘torpedo’ or ‘Hamilton’ bottle. The bottom is round so that it must be stored on its side in order to keep the cork wet and prevent the gas from escaping. Torpedo bottles were manufactured during most of the 1800s. Found in rocks on Gott Bay.
Pair of silver belt buckles from a nurses uniform. Probably from the Victorian era.
Pair of ornate, silver-plated, Victorian, candle wick trimmers, engraved ‘RG’ on both handles.
Lump of ‘sea coal’ found at Port a’ Mhuilinn, Hynish (grid ref. NL 97995 38780), from one of two shipwrecks, either the coal puffer ‘Regina’ 1872 (Canmore ID# 256038), or the cargo steam ship ‘Marchioness of Lorne’ 1875.
Information about the steam ferry ‘SS Chieftain’s Bride’ which was saved from sinking between Tiree and Mull in 1867 by the efforts of Captain Donald MacKinnon, Heanish, but in which he sustained internal injuries leading to his death and burial in Capetown, South Africa. Captain MacKinnon was master of the ‘Taeping’, which won the Great China Tea Race of 1866.
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Copies of birth, marriage and death certificates for Rev. Donald MacCallum, Craignish, minister at Heylipol 1887-1889, and his wife Mary MacCallum (nee MacAulay, Ardnamurchan).
“Donald’s wife, Mary, had a twin brother, also a Donald; Mary’s age on the marriage certificate was misrecorded as 19 – she was only 18; Mary was not at Donald’s house on the night of the 1901 census – she may already have been sick and staying with her parents, since by this time, her father was a Physician and Surgeon; Mary died at the age of 26 on 8 October 1902, in Castlebay where she was staying with her parents – her Dad was the Medical Officer on Barra. She died of rheumatism and pericarditis – not of a pregnancy-related cause as one would have expected with someone her age; Donald died in Duirinish where he was living with his nephew, Tom Shields. Donald and Mary had no children. Donald was born on 9 October 1849 in Craignish.” Colin MacCallum, 2017
Emailed information about the Campbell family of Mull, Tiree and Coll, 1820-1912, some of whom emigrated to Cape Breton, Canada, and a composition titled Campbell of Malagawatch.
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