Serving mallet carved from a single piece of whalebone and used, most probably by sailors, to splice rope. Found by George Holleyman in a ruined cottage in Caoles in 1942.
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Serving mallet carved from a single piece of whaleboneMost probably used by sailors to splice rope, serving involved wrapping twine around the rope to protect it. Found in a ruined cottage in Caoles in 1942 by George Holleyman who was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII.
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