Sail-maker’s padded leather palm pad. Found at The Moorings, Balephuil.
Army knife with ‘ J. CAMPBELL’ engraved on the side. Found at The Moorings, Balephuil.
Small metal oil dispenser for lubricating hinges etc. Found at The Moorings, Balephuil.
Leather sail-maker’s palm strap found at The Moorings, Balephuil. Similar to item 2009.98.1.
Small, corroded part from the Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bomber that crashed on Kennavara during WWII. Fairey Swordfish operated from aircraft carriers and contributed to the sinking of many enemy ships.
Marine Marchande Médaille de Sauvetage en Argent / Merchant Marine Silver Medal of Rescue awarded by the President of the French Republic to Captain Neil MacLean for his part in the rescue of a stricken French vessel in 1927. The medal is inscribed with “N. Mc Lean 1927” and bears the words “Courage et Devouement“, and is accompanied by a certificate. Includes the original presentation box.
Neil MacLean was born at Carnan, Caoles, and was the master of the British steamship ‘Dunston’ when, on 4 December 1927, he assisted in the rescue of crew members of the ‘Amphitrite’, which had become demasted and disabled in a storm off the coast of Brittany.
Wedding cake postal box and compliments slip found inside a tin box in the wall of Taigh a’ Chontractor, Crossapol, in 2016. The wedding, held in London on 4 June 1917, was of Kate Matheson Maclennan, mantle saleswoman from Partick, to John Maclean (42), Corporation Clerk and Private in the Royal Highlanders of Canada. The cake box is addressed to Mrs Ann MacDonald, Farmer, Balemartine, Tiree, and stamped 2d. Ann was 66 in the 1911 census (72 at the time of the wedding). Both of Kate’s parents were from Stornoway.
Clear plastic garment bag from Hebridean Knitwear, decorated with a map of the Hebrides. A small knitwear factory operated on Tiree from 1969 to 1984, first at Kirkapol and then at Crossapol.
Large brass spring balance scales for weighing up to 200 lbs of grain, fleece and other items. Manufactured by Geo. Salter & Co. Ltd in 1917.
Bakerlite and copper insulator.