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Fishing Equipment A collection of fishing equipments from the croft at 1 Geshader. (i) Weighted object, could be a paternoster, has 7 lines attached to it, one has a hook.Line attached to top by twine hoop. (ii) Horsehair snoods looped... Yes 11945
Earthenware Jug Brown and cream earthenware jug or 'piggy' to hold beer and used at weddings and days out. Yes 45955
Jug This jug would have been used for holding water and would have had a matching basin. They were common in the days before washrooms. Large soft paste porcelein jug decorated with orange and blue flowers. Lip of jug... Yes 16710
Fish Finder Fish finder was hung over the side of the boat to estimate when a shoal of fish was passing. Wooded frame with wire line attached to a lead weight. User 14 Gravir. Length 36cm Width 34cm. Yes 16697
Tilley Lamp Hanging Tilley lamp. Copper reservoir painted black, enamelled tin reflector, brass hanging fittings and brass smoke deflector. All fitting complete. Crest on reservoir says "Tilley Hendon"Gifted to Bernera museum by... Yes 15909
POT from SRON A' CHRIP, KNEEP, LEWIS Find Type: POT (POTTERY) Full description: Ten body sherds (undecorated) of pottery. Found by Dr Mary Harman, October 1979 Current location: Museum nan Eilean, Stornoway Acknowledgement: Information provided by Western... 33395
POT from TRAIGH NA BERIE, VALTOS Find Type: POT (POTTERY) Acknowledgement: Information provided by Western Isles Council Sites & Monuments Record, January 2006. 33358
Jack Plane Beech Jack-Plane with beech handle brass bolt in the end. Blade stamped with "Rose Sorby Warrented Cast Steel" Plane stamped "Macguire & Jags ....." User 19 Gravir. Yes 16553
St Kilda Mail Boat Mail boat constructed in Marine ply, painted dark-green. The front has a nail fixed to it. In white paint on lid is "St Kilda mail boat please open". It also has a makeshift flag made from a length of wire and an oblong... Yes 15899
SPOON (Norse to Post Medieval - 1067 AD to 1900 AD) from GARRY BRINNAVAL, LEWIS Find Type: SPOON (Norse to Post Medieval - 1067 AD to 1900 AD) (OAK) Full description: Simple, subrectilinear wooden spoon/spatula. Found by Duncan Mackenzie in shell midden associated with Gearraidh Brinnaval Current... 33377
Landing Net D shape metal (two stranded metal) creating a wide mouth for landing catch; net is attached. The net is made of the man made fibre, nylon. Used at 1 Geshader. Location: Uig Museum. Yes 11946
Mantle clock Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0111 Object Name Gaelic: Cleoc English: Mantle Clock Object Description/History: Mantle clock in mahogany case, the door with two fluted columns, broken pediment dial with Roman numerals (silvered... Yes 38025
Chest Fishermans chest on rounded pine feet, brass hasp and name plate inscribed with the name "D. Macmillan". Missing bottom board, brass fittments in lid. Brass and iron studs behind which are remnants of hessian cloth.... Yes 16535
Compass Mounted on a gimble, fixed to a box with screws, brass casement, maker's mark "D Macgregor & Co", Glasgow, Greenock, Liverpool, London. Pine box with sliding lid, lap-jointed box. Compass from the boat "Star of the... Yes 15896
SLAG from SRON A' CHRIP, KNEEP, LEWIS Find Type: SLAG Full description: Fragment of industrial waste - vitrified fuel ash/sprue from a mould found by Dr Mary Harman in October 1979 Current location: Museum nan Eilean, Stornoway Acknowledgement: Information... 33396
BALL (RITUAL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC) from GREAT BERNERA Find Type: BALL (RITUAL) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC) (STONE) Acknowledgement: Information provided by Western Isles Council Sites & Monuments Record, January 2006. 33359
Shoe Last Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_007 Object Name Gaelic: Ceap Iarainn English: Shoe Last Object Description/History: Cast iron shoe last with no visible markings. Maker/Made at: User/Used at: Grasabhaig and Gleann Ruadh,... Yes 11965
WALL from RUBHA DUBH, LEWIS Find Type: WALL Acknowledgement: Information provided by Western Isles Council Sites & Monuments Record, January 2006. 33340
Unknown Item Octagonagal wooden lump, with interior hollowed out. User 19 Gravir. Height 45cm Diameter 21cm. Yes 16730
POT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1266 AD to 1900 AD) from Mealista Find Type: POT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1266 AD to 1900 AD) (EARTHENWARE) Full description: Sherds of craggan ware: 1 x body, 1 x neck: February 1999 Current location: Museum nan Eilean, Stornoway Acknowledgement:... 33378
Buoy A wooden eyelet with a sheep's stomach gathered round it with natural fibre rope (coir). Buoy is white in colour. "1GU" is burned into the wood with a branding iron, this represents 1 Geshader. User/Used at: 1 Geshader... Yes 11947
Storm Lamp Oil lamp made from tin with glass shade and carrying handle. Yes 45957
POT from Kneep Find Type: POT (POTTERY) Full description: Four undecorated body sherds of pottery found by Dr Mary Harman in October 1979 Current location: Museum nan Eilean, Stornoway Acknowledgement: Information provided by Western... 33397
Shoe Last Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_008 Object Name Gaelic: Ceap Iarainn English: Shoe Last Object Description/History: Double ended, cast Iron, shoe last, one end is larger than the other. Maker/Made at: User/Used at:... Yes 11966
Ships Compass Ships compass used on the M.V Excel fishing boat. The compass is housed in a lidless wooden box with Brass fittings. User 14 Gravir. Length 20cm Width 20cm Height 14cm Diameter 13.5 (compass). Yes 16643
WALL from BUAILE TON A' RUBHA, GREAT BERNERA Find Type: WALL Acknowledgement: Information provided by Western Isles Council Sites & Monuments Record, January 2006. 33341
BURNT FLINT from Mealista Find Type: BURNT FLINT (FLINT) Full description: 1 x burnt, retouched flint. Broken, but possibly a gun flint Current location: Museum nan Eilean, Stornoway Acknowledgement: Information provided by Western Isles... 33379
Shoe Last/Anvil Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0021_022 Object Name Gaelic: Ceap Iarainn English: Shoe Last/Anvil Object Description/History: Shoe last, cast iron, raised lettering "STAR LAST NO.1 PAT D MAY 307" There is an upright separate... Yes 11985
Hand Line Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0108 Wooden four-piece object, joints are grooved. Fishing line is wrapped around the item, which, has at the end, a lead weight with a length of wire that held the hooks.20m of natural fibre line... Yes 11948
Three Legged Pot (Dye Pot) Catalogue No. UIG_2004_0048 Object Name Gaelic: Poit Dhath English: Three legged pot Object Description/History: Three legged pot for dying wool, each family had one of these pots, they were filled with raw wool and dye... Yes 38027

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