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Weft Winder Cast iron weft winder made by Hattersley with an additional electric motor and improvised weights for thread tension used by Smith, Cromore c1947 - c 1999 for filling bobins. Width 535cm top, Height 131cm, Diameter 62cm... Yes 16539
Hattersley Loom Cast iron Hattersley Loom used for the weaving of Harris Tweed. The first loom of its type in the Pairc community in 1947 retired from use in 1999. Blue plastic tube attached to the front of the loom which would have... Yes 16547
Mobile Pulpit Mobile pulpit used for open air preaching in Pairc. Found at Pairc Free Church, Gravir, where it had been put into storage in 1882. The pulpit is made of pine with tongue and groove panelling, iron hinges, painted light... Yes 16717
POT from PABAY MHOR 1, LOCH ROAG Find Type: POT (POTTERY) Acknowledgement: Information provided by Western Isles Council Sites & Monuments Record, January 2006. 33357
POT from Briomainis, Pabbay Mhor, Lewis Find Type: POT (POTTERY) Acknowledgement: Information provided by Western Isles Council Sites & Monuments Record, January 2006. 33389
British Service Medals Some of the honours awarded to Hebridean servicemen and women. Military General Service Medal 1793-1814 Awarded only in 1847-48 to surviving veterans of campaigns during the Napoleonic Wars, 1801-1814. See the detailed... 23258
Uig Chessmen The Uig or Lewis Chessmen were found in 1831 in a stone cist in the shifting dunes of Uig Bay at Ardroil, by Malcolm "Sprot" Macleod of the village of Pennydonald. The pieces are elaborately carved in walrus tusk and... Yes 38911
Geshader cobblers' tools A collection of cobblers' tools used by Donald Macdonald and his sons Donald and Peter, in their workshops at 1 and 11 Geshader. The collection includes awls, punches, forms and finished shoes and is now in the care of... Yes 20526
Tilley Lamp Oil Tilley Lamp, brass doughnut tank resting on whole enamel plinth (collar). No glass. User 9 Gravir. Height 61cm Diameter 31cm. Yes 16640
Steel Needles (shoemaker's kit) Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_019 Object Name Gaelic: Snathadan a' Ghreasaich English: Steel Needles - shoemaker's kit Object Description/History: 46 needles (assorted) slightly curved. They are all approximately the same... Yes 11982
Cast Iron Shoe Last Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_006 Cast iron shoe last. No visible markings. Some scratch marks and rust on bottom. User/Used at: Grasabhaig and Gleann Ruadh, Geshader by shoemaker Donor Information: Angus Macdonald 13... Yes 11964
Eyelets Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_020 Gaelic: Suilean Bròig a bha aig a Ghreasaich Eyelets in a crumpled brown paper bag. User/Used at: Grasabhaig and Gleann Ruadh, Geshader by shoemaker Donor Information: Angus Macdonald 13... Yes 11983
Plate (cobblers) Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_021 Gaelic: Cruidhean English: Plate - Cobblers Horseshoe shaped plate, made of forged iron, for the heels of shoes. Has 6 rectangular nail holes. Used at Grasabhaig and Gleann Ruadh,... Yes 11984
Shoemaker's Tools (tin with tacks) Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_011 Object Name Gaelic: Tacaidean a' Ghreasaich English: Shoemakers tools (tin with tacks) Object Description/History: Tin - light brown, maker Lambert and Butler - Warlock "Rich Dark Flake"... Yes 11969
Shoemaker's File Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_013 Object Name Gaelic: English: Shoemakers File Object Description/History: Iron file - rusty with 4 separate filing/rasp surfaces. Maker/Made at: User/Used at: Grasabhaig and Gleann Ruadh,... Yes 11971
Eyelet Punch Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_029 Metal punch, sprung steel grip, angle 90 degrees on head. Eyelet punch - made of steel. User/Used at: Grasabhaig and Gleann Ruadh, Geshader by shoemaker Donor Information: Angus... Yes 11992
Foot Measure Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_037 Ruler for measuring foot size.Articulated, made of wood with sliding measure. Copper hinges and end caps. User/Used at: Grasabhaig and Gleann Ruadh, Geshader by shoemaker Donor... Yes 12000
Shoemaker's Rasp/File Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_014 Object Name Gaelic: English: Shoemaker's Rasp/File Object Description/History: Iron file - rusty, with 4 separate file surfaces. Maker/Made at: User/Used at: Grasabhaig and Gleann Ruadh,... Yes 11977
Shoemaker's Bench and Tools Wooden cobblers stool/bench with 2 drawers, copper tray tacked on left side. 2 drawers in the front with keyhole and handles, handle missing from the empty bottom draw. Top surface tray has 5 compartments for tools/... Yes 11959
Shoemaker's File Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_015 Object Name Gaelic: English: Shoemaker's File Object Description/History: Long stem, short iron file head/rasp head. Handle is wooden with a split. Maker/Made at: User/Used at: Grasabhaig... Yes 11978
Awl Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_034 Stabbing awl - wooden handle, tear drop shape. User/Used at: Grasabhaig and Gleann Ruadh, Geshader by shoemaker Donald Macdonald. Donated by Angus Macdonald 13 Carishader, tools used by... Yes 11997
Lace Hook Nickel-plated lace hook, 129mm long. Handle (loop) marked on one side "THEY DOUBLE THE LIFE OF THE BOOTS", the other side marked "THE WOOD-MILNE" and "RUBBER HEEL PADS". Museum No."48" stamped on it. Donated by Angus... Yes 11979
Ladies Leather Boots Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_0002 Pair of ladies black leather boots, ankle high. 22 eyelets on each shoe, heels have horseshoe shaped plate, toes have 3 triangular segments. Instep has 6 nails heads visible; stitching... Yes 11960
Home Made Punch Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_035 Coach bolt cut to be used as punch. User/Used at: Grasabhaig and Gleann Ruadh, Geshader by shoemaker Donor Information: Angus Macdonald 13 Carishader, tools used by his father Donald... Yes 11998
Lace Hook Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_017 English: Lace Hook Twisted copper lace hook, 3 hoops. User/Used at: Grasabhaig and Gleann Ruadh, Geshader by shoemaker Donor Information: Angus Macdonald 13 Carishader, tools used by his... Yes 11980
Shoe Last (child) Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_004 Object Name Gaelic: Ceap Iarainn English: Shoe Last (child) Object Description/History: Cast iron shoe last - child size. "2" engraved on top. Maker/Made at: User/Used at: Grasabhaig and... Yes 11962
Military General Service Medal The medal struck for the period from 1793 to 1814 was the 'Military General Service Medal', but it was not actually awarded until 1847, and even then, those who were entitled to it had to send in a claim for it, if they... 60791
Sail yard Yard from the sail of SY171, a 15-foot Orkney boat belonging to John 'Ned' Macphail of 19 Gravir. It is made of pine/larch, painted green, with an iron bar one-third of the way from the base, fixed with a plaited rope... Yes 16664
COIN HOARD from KIRKIBOST, LEWIS Find Type: COIN HOARD Acknowledgement: Information provided by Western Isles Council Sites & Monuments Record, January 2006. 33376
WALL from PORT NA MARBH, LEWIS Find Type: WALL Acknowledgement: Information provided by Western Isles Council Sites & Monuments Record, January 2006. 33339

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