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Scotch Dual Hone

Description

Hone, glass, 20th century.

Pictured here is a knife sharpening stone typically used for podiatric tools. The label reads, "Made in Scotland, the celebrated Scotch Dual Hone". The stone itself is named "Wanter of Ayr" stone or "Tam O' Shanter" stone, referring to a specific type of stone mined in Ayr. The name Tam O' Shanter links back to the famous Robert Burns poem of the same name, where Tam O' Shanter encounters mystical beings when riding home after an evening drinking in the pub.

Creator

The Water of Ayr & Tam O' Shanter Hone Works Ltd.

Date

Unknown

Identifier

2000/3.111

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 6.1 cm

Materials

Stone

Description

Hone, glass, 20th century.

Pictured here is a knife sharpening stone typically used for podiatric tools. The label reads, "Made in Scotland, the celebrated Scotch Dual Hone". The stone itself is named "Wanter of Ayr" stone or "Tam O' Shanter" stone, referring to a specific type of stone mined in Ayr. The name Tam O' Shanter links back to the famous Robert Burns poem of the same name, where Tam O' Shanter encounters mystical beings when riding home after an evening drinking in the pub.

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Title

Thomas Wrench

Description

Thomas wrench, metal, c 1929.

This Thomas Wrench was an instrument used to treat the condition "Club Foot". Club foot is where one foot or both feet are rotated internally, making it difficult to walk if left untreated. The wrench would have been placed around the deformed foot and pulled to straighten out the deformity.

Date

c. 1929

Identifier

2002/5.1

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Physical Dimensions

Length: 32.6 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Thomas wrench, metal, c 1929.

This Thomas Wrench was an instrument used to treat the condition "Club Foot". Club foot is where one foot or both feet are rotated internally, making it difficult to walk if left untreated. The wrench would have been placed around the deformed foot and pulled to straighten out the deformity.

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