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Serving mallet.

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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Tiree in 100 Objects – 12 – Serving Mallet

The History of Tiree in 100 Objects

Object Details

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Serving mallet carved from a single piece of whalebone

Most 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.

Normal Location: Main Store West: archive box 18
Current Location: normal location

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