Metal and cotton candle extinguisher from Ruaig, ca 1930-1950
Squat, round, brass, paraffin lamp from Ruaig, 1925-1950
Brass spare parts, spare wicks and mantles, a spare vapouriser and a brass filling funnel for a Tilley lamp from Ruaig, 1925-1950.
Brass Tilley lamp from Ruaig, used in around 1925-1950. Similar to 2002.73.1 but complete with wick, mantle and glass globe. Tilley lamps were named after John Tilley, inventor of the hydro-pneumatic blowpipe in the early 1800s. Domestic Tilley lamps were fuelled with paraffin, which was pressurised by use of a pump on the base.
Tall, floor-standing gas lamp belonging to Calum MacLean, Salum. It stood in his shop at Salum in the 1950s, and was the first gas light on the island.
Newsletter `An Tirisdeach`, No. 456, 11/12/2009
Local news: report on boat-building and restoration course; report on Christmas craft fayre; Tiree Community Business chairman’s report; S5 pupils say thank you for support of mountain climb; TRD’s cinema wins funding award; hoax telephone calls; managment of campervans; in influx of house mice; letter to the editor from Derrick Wolstencroft in Spain; New York marathon update by Matt Boyd; announcing Tiree Association scholarship awards; announcing Christmas lights competition; report on the Think Pink fundraising event at the Lodge Hotel.