Small, wooden, hand-turned, table-top, butter churn from the early 1900s.
Photographs of three items belonging to the family of island factor Hugh MacDiarmid (1846-1928), who lived at Island House, Heylipol, during 1876-1928. Top: an Entada phasaeoloides ‘sea-bean’ found on the beach by the factor’s daughter, Meta MacDiarmid, and made into a pendant for her (possibly by her fiancee). Middle: brass plaque from a wooden box of silver plated cutlery presented by people of Tiree to Meta on her marriage. Bottom: a coffee or chocolate pot presented by the Duke of Argyll to Hugh MacDiarmid in 1906, probably on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
Metal and cotton candle extinguisher from Ruaig, ca 1930-1950
Dainty, brass, lady’s cigarette lighter from WWII.
Hardback book ‘The Citizen Housewives’ Guide’, 1955. Published by the Evening Citizen (Glasgow) newspaper as a popular guide to housekeeping and domestic skills for women. Features cookery, wine-maiking, cleaning, knitting & dressmaking, cosmetics, hair care, perfume, mothercraft, health care, flower arranging, birthstones, holidays, using starsigns to find the perfect husband, weddings, party games.
Collection of three mail order catalogues belonging to the Lamont/MacKenzie family of Harbour, Caoles, in the 1920s: Forrest’s Country Boots in stamped brown envelope addressed to Mr D MacKinnon; J D Williams & Co., the Dale Street Warehouse, Manchester; Greenlees & Sons (Easiephit Footwear) Ltd, Possilpark, Glasgow.
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.