Tag Archives: lighting

2017.58.1

Iron cruisgean from Sliabh Cottage, Cornaigbeg.

An iron ‘crusie’ lamp that was used to burn fish oil and once belonged to Mrs Mary Campbell, grandmother of the donor. Notes accompanying the cruisgean tell that it came into the possession of the donor in 1996 and was initially offered to the Thatched House Museum in Sandaig. There it was photographed and returned to the donor with some notes suggesting that it was “an early 18th century iron hanging cruise lamp presented by the late Viscountess Gort”, and that “a cruse is a clay container which could be transformed into a lamp by being filled with oil and equipped with a simple wick – a rag would suffice, but a rush was more efficient and minimised the smoke.”

Tiree in 100 Objects – 54 – Cruisgean

The History of Tiree in 100 Objects

2000.61.25

CD Pròiseact Thiriodh CD-SA1974-77.

Hector Kennedy of Kilkenneth talks about the first electric torch on the island, weather forecasting, using burning peat as a torch, Donald Kennedy – Rìgh na Mòintich, Land Leagues, Rev. MacNiven, the occupations of his family, crofting, kelp, food, the shops, Anna Dhuireach and describes two farmers.

2000.61.50

Mini-disk SA1974/77.

Hector Kennedy of Kilkenneth talks about the first electric torch on the island, weather forecasting, using burning peat as a torch, Donald Kennedy – Rìgh na Mòintich, Land Leagues, Rev. MacNiven, the occupations of his family, crofting, kelp, food, the shops, Anna Dhuireach and describes two farmers.