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Gunflint from Stoneyfield, Inverness

04 January 2021

Gunflint from Stoneyfield, Inverness ©Image Courtesy of Inverness Museum & Art Gallery As firearms became more common, they required a gunflint to help create the spark. They first a...
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Bobbin from Contin Bobbin Mill

02 December 2020

This wooden bobbin was reputedly made at a bobbin mill at Contin, Easter Ross. A number of mills in the 19th and 20th century in northern Scotland manufactured bobbins for textile factories in the sou...
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Russian Lead Cloth Seal from Cromarty

02 November 2020

Over 100 lead seals have been found in fields around Cromarty on the Black Isle. The seals were fixed to bales of flax and then hemp in the late 1700s and first half of the 1800s, affirming the qualit...
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