Chrome-plated Morse signalling torch from Lochearn. Given to Donald Brown, Vaul, by Captain Johnny MacKinnon, Vaul.
Standing paraffin lamp
Metal paraffin standing lamp with an extra leg at the back to prevent it from toppling over.
Lamp from a Post Office cart, ca 1900
Brass paraffin lamp used on the Post Office cart around 1900. Square in shape with covered vent at top. Two clear glass panes, one small circular red pane, and one mirrored side. Would have slotted into a
bracket on the cart.
Mould for making candles
Metal mould for making six wax candles.
Bicycle lamp sold in Mona MacDonald`s shop in Scarinish
Exide drydex cycle lamp for the front of a bicycle, in its original green and yellow cardboard box. From sales stock stored in Mona MacDonald`s shop at the Pier Road corner in Scarinish.
Small brass and glass paraffin lamp that was probably hooked onto the side of the clock on the bridge of a ship. From the estate of Angus MacLean, The Coolins, Scarinish.
Lantern bracket for postman`s cart
Black-painted iron bracket for the side of a cart to hold a
lantern, similar to those used on a postman`s horse-drawn cart. Note the lead lining of the sleeve.
Metal funnel for pouring parrafin into lamps
Black-painted metal funnel, with metal mesh filter, for pouring parrafin into lamps (presence of filter suggests that it may have been for a machine, e.g. lawnmower?).
Brass deck light from HMS Sturdy which was wrecked on the rocks off Sandaig in 1940.
Tiree in 100 Objects – 46 – Sturdy Lantern The History of Tiree in 100 Objects