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.
Ham radio aerial 1930-1950s. Metal hook atop a wooden pole.
Brass bed-warmer which would have been filled with heated stones.
Iron curling tongs from the early 1900s. It was heated in the fire or oven before being applied to the hair.
Black-painted, iron balance beam scales from the Thatched House Museum at Sandaig. The museum closed in 2010 and many of its display items were passed on to An Iodhlann.
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 ornate, silver-plated, Victorian, candle wick trimmers, engraved ‘RG’ on both handles.