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Metal rod used for drilling rock

Short steel rod or `jumper` with star-shaped end for drilling rock given to Dr Holliday by Iain Sinclair (Alasdair Sinclair, Brock`s brother) in response to An Iodhlann article in An Tirisdeach 2012. Shaft stamped with `Rawlplug star drill G – 15/16″ England`, and thought to be made after 1913 (see 2012.135.3).


Long metal rod used for drilling rock / `jumper`

Long metal (iron?) rod with star-shaped end used for drilling rock in combination with a compressor. From Baugh quarry during WWII. Given to Dr Holliday by Donald MacKinnon, Hough, in response to article in An Tirisdeach.