Spokeshave tool from the workshop of Vaul boatbuilders
Bennet B. Burley spokeshave made at Barrowfield Works in Glasgow in 1881-1936. From the workshop of Vaul boatbuilders.
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.
Iron curling tongs from the early 1900s. It was heated in the fire or oven before being applied to the hair.
Hand counter-sink tool from Vaul boat-builders in the 1930s. Wooden handle.
Black-painted, iron balance beam scales from the Thatched House Museum at Sandaig. The museum closed in 2010 and many of its display items were passed on to An Iodhlann.
Two white ceramic ink wells from Ruaig School. Designed to be dropped into purpose-made holes in the pupils’ desks.
Softback book ‘Tramp Steamers at War’ by George Gunn, 1999, recalling his days at sea as a young seaman during 1941-1945. He served on the steam ship ‘Baron Forbes’, under the command of “the legendary” Captain Lachlan MacPhail, Tiree (pp 81-86).
Printed eulogy read out at the funeral of Angus Munn, Heanish (1927-2015), written by his daughter.