Set of 13 brass numbers with sharp steel teeth used for tattooing identification marks on the ears of livestock during the 1950s and 60s. Kept in a ‘Four Square’ metal cigarette tin bearing a crown. From the house of John Brown, Sliabh, Balephuil.
Photograph of HMS Sturdy
Laminated photocopy of enlarged photograph of HMS Sturdy at sea from a card from a cigarette pack during WWII, plus photocopied reverse side of cigarette card describing the ship: “The Navy, series of 48, No. 32 – Senior Service cigarettes”. Was on display in the Thatched Cottage Museum, Sandaig, until its closure and sale in 2010. HMS Sturdy was wrecked off Sandaig in October 1940 with the loss of five lives. See also 2010.51.2 reproduction card.