Brass belt buckle from a Boys Brigade uniform, ca 1950s.
Green glass soda/mineral water bottle known as a ‘torpedo’ or ‘Hamilton’ bottle. The bottom is round so that it must be stored on its side in order to keep the cork wet and prevent the gas from escaping. Torpedo bottles were manufactured during most of the 1800s. Found in rocks on Gott Bay.
Two white ceramic ink wells from Ruaig School. Designed to be dropped into purpose-made holes in the pupils’ desks.
Scale model of a dipping lug-sail boat the ‘Islean Thiriodh’ built for David Hepburn, Scarinish and Oban, by an “old” east coast fisherman, and based on David’s boat the ‘Eilean Thiriodh’ which was built by Colin Evans, Barcaldine, in 1998. The Eilean Thiriodh won several races in the Tiree Regattas.
Souvenir teaspoon from Mona MacDonald’s shop in Scarinish in the 1930s. Made of Sheffield bilchrome. Red and blue enamel Tiree Association crest on end of handle.
Sliver-plated, shoe horn and shoe lace hook set belonging to Maggie MacDonald, Scarinish, in the 1930s.
Pair of silver belt buckles from a nurses uniform. Probably from the Victorian era.
Pair of ornate, silver-plated, Victorian, candle wick trimmers, engraved ‘RG’ on both handles.
Schrader-Universal tyre pressure gauge used by RAF Servicemen on Tiree during WWII. Compact and made of steel, it was manufactured in the USA by A. Schrader’s Son Inc., New York, for use on Michelin Dunlop tyres, and patented in Australia and England. The end pops out when it reaches the correct pressure.