Object Type: artefact

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2022.13.1

Metal drift calculator (isothermal calibration) used by an RAF navigator during WWII. Strapped to the upper thigh along with a roll of note paper, it was used for correcting the aircraft’s height and air speed according to air temperature. Found on moorland just north of Island House, it is thought to have fallen from one of the two aircraft that collided nearby in August 1944. On loan for displaying at Tiree Airport.

2022.2.1

Set of butter-making tools from the 1940s: (1) hand-turned glass ‘Blow’ butter churn, (2) pair of wooden butter pats, (3) round, wooden butter mould with a barley design carved into the imprint.

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