Two wooden 30cm / 12″ rulers from Ruaig School.
Wooden needle for repairing fishing nets and creels. Bears the hand-carved initials ‘J. McL’, probably John MacLean, Vaul. Used more recently for stirring tar.
Iron fence-wire tightener
Branding iron for marking livestock, bearing the letter ‘H’. Possibly from Heylipol Farm.
Iron emergency escape axe used by RAF aircrew. The handle was covered in thick rubber to allow cutting of electrical cables, but this has since perished.
Large metal marlin spike for splicing heavy rope. Probably from the Vaul boat-builders.
Iron head of a sledge hammer made in a blacksmith’s forge by welding together strips of iron (which is the reason that it is not very hard and the ends are mangled). Found in a wall in Balephetrish.
Set of eight tiny ‘Magneto’ spanners and screwdriver used for adjusting the Magneto batteries in army trucks during WWII.
Wooden seam presser
Wooden marlinspike for splicing rope.