Electric neck-tie iron made by Ser-Val Products Corporation, Newark, New Jersey, ca 1930.
Drilled heating brick for smoothing iron
Iron heating brick for a taylor`s iron that has been drilled with a hole (by Angus MacLean) so that it can be used as a weight for chimney cleaning.
Wooden carrying box for glass accumulator
Wooden carrying box for a glass lead-acid accumulator battery. Recreated by John Fletcher, Balemartine, from one belonging to Dugald MacArthur, tailor, Balemartine.
Tailor`s iron ca. 1900
Tailor`s iron for smoothing fabric, with wooden handle and heating brick (iron?) that would have first been heated before inserting into the iron. In use around 1900.
Photograph of Dugald MacDonald, Neil MacArthur and Dugald MacArthur at Balemartine ca. 1973
Colour photograph of L-R: Dugald MacDonald (Dughall Eachainn `ic Chaluim) who owned a hotel in Dunedin, New Zealand, Neil MacArthur (Niall Ruaddh), who had a shop in Balemartine, and Dugald MacArthur (Dughall an taillear), tailor in Balemartine. Taken in front of Neil`s shop around 1973. Dugald MacArthur brought up boarded-out boy John Fletcher, Mull View, Balemartine.
“Illustrated Dressmaker” magazine, 1928
Original copy of “Weldon`s Illustrated Dressmaker” magazine, No. 575, January 1928. Articles about dressmaking and adverts for dressmaking and domestic goods. Displayed in the Thatched Cottage Museum, Sandaig, until its closure and sale in 2010.
Minidisk recording of Hugh MacLeod of Cornaigbeg talking to Maggie Campbell on 15/5/2007.
Hugh MacLeod of Cornaigbeg talks to Maggie Campbell in May 2007 about the MacInnes family of Kilmoluaig who left the island because there was not enough work for the father, Donald MacInnes, who was a tailor.