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Mauchline Ware Cotton Box

Description: Mauchline Ware cotton or string box, with view of 'Laxey Water Wheel Isle of Man' used by donor's family to hold needles, hole in bottom for thread.

Scottish souvenir wood ware is known as Mauchline Ware because the vast majority of these small wooden items bearing pictures designed to appeal to 19th Century tourists were made in the Ayrshire town of Mauchline. The industry flourished in Scotland for 160 years and during that period hundreds of thousands of high quality wood ware souvenirs were despatched to all parts of the British Isles, Europe, North and South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Measurements: overall: 7 x 5 cm

Object name: Box

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1976-0124


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