Traditional flatfish net made of a circular wooden frame, strung with rope, with a central disc of brown leather (repaired using modern fishing line).
Black & white photo postcard of a long-horned cow in front of a black-roofed house, with the caption ‘A Native of Tiree’. On the reverse is a pencilled note to ‘Margaret, from Mummy’. This photo is the central image of another postcard made up of several images.
Black & white photo postcard of the ruined chapel at Kilkenneth, sold by D & H MacArthur, The Store, Scarinish.
Softback book ‘Remote, Small but Essential’ by D J F Haselsteiner, 2021. A guide to 100 regional airports in Europe, including Tiree and Coll.
Simple white clay pipe adorned with three metal bands marked ‘ECB London’, ‘MS’ and ‘U’, and ‘EP’, which probably came from other pipes.
Dr D A Higgins of the Society for Pipe Research, told us that it is a typical Scottish clay pipe of late C19th or early C20th date. Thick, chunky pipes like this were favoured in Scotland and made by many different manufacturers. Those from the larger firms often had a pattern number on the left hand side of the stem [this one does not].
The metal bands are nothing to do with the pipe, but could well have come from others. Briar pipes typically had a metal band like these to join the wooden bowl with a vulcanite stem. Some, more expensive, clays with stems of vulcanite or other materials also had a metal band. The diamond-shaped band could have come from a ‘Bulldog’ pattern of pipe, which had a diamond-shaped stem section. These bands would have been made since the mid C19th as composite pipes only really came into circulation after around 1850.
Short, tubular, brass spacer found on the shore at Sandaig in 2021, and presumed to be from the destroyer HMS Sturdy which was wrecked there in 1940.
Green bakelite and glass Bel Jubilee Cream Maker belonging to Mabel Kennedy, Balephuil (Mabel MacArthur’s mother). Made by Blacklers of Liverpool in 1934-6. Includes an instructions leaflet (stored separately).