Glass and metal glue dispenser from around 1930-1960. Possibly used at one of the island’s Post Offices for sticking down envelopes and stamps. The glue would have been dispensed by rolling the wheel along the surface.
Round, heavy, wall clock from the Scarinish Telephone Exchange, used in around 1940-1950. On the back is stamped G.P.O, A.F, 09, TYPE B
Small box of 14 photographic slides of colour images of Tiree (2 of Iona): Ruaig PO, ferry, Heron plane, puffer at Scarinish Harbour, landscapes.
Black & white photograph of Katie MacPhail and her husband Lachlan MacPhail (postman), at the Tiree Association Sports Day on The Reef in 1931. Katie was the sister of Captain Lachlan MacPhail, Clachan and Glasgow (1889-1961).
Hand-framed newspaper obituary for Jessie Ann MacDonald of Milton Cottage, Caoles, who died at the age of 18 in 1898. She attended school at Ruaig and Glasgow, worked in Glasgow, then returned to Tiree to work in the post office. Daughter of Archibald MacDonald, who worked for MacBrayne ferries. From a collection of items found in Milton Cottage, Caoles.
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.
Tiree Memories Calendar 2017, by Alec Walker. Includes photographs of Stewart Langley 1991, aerial view of the Co-op 1979, Kate MacDonald (Ceit Chalein) 1958, Scarinish harbour shoreside houses 1953, Ruairidh Lachainn and Domhnall Lachainn ca 1930, ferry ‘Iona’ 1991, Duncan & Margaret MacInnes 1991, Archie MacArthur (Eairdsidh Mor) and Margaret & Norman MacIvor 1990, two Regatta boats and sailors 1985, MacKinnon family at the Farmhouse in Balemartine 1924, mini cooper being loaded off ferry 1934, group of crofters at the Agricultural Show in 1968, Captain John MacDonald, ca 1970.
Telegraphic instrument for tapping out and receiving telegram messages at Scarinish Post Office between 1888 and 1930. Originally from Skye and probably operated by Margaret Robertson (Mona’s mother), who is listed as the telegraphist in the 1911 census of Tiree. There is a key for sending messages and a sounder for receiving. Known as a KOB set (key on base), it is marked “20 ohm” on the base. The lever of the mechanism is steel and unmarked. From the estate of Angus MacLean, The Coolins, Scarinish.
Round white metal tin of Cromophone telephone cleaning pads from the Scarinish Post Office in the 1960s. Made by Cromessol, Glasgow, each cotton pad contained Chlorhexidine cleansing agent for disinfecting telephone mouth-pieces, micro-phones and dictating machines. From the estate of Angus MacLean, The Coolins, Scarinish.