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Glass Bottle

Description: One of two old glass bottles from cellar, Bridge House, Castletown. (a) tall, greenish glass, square section.

George Quayle, owner of the historic vessel Peggy lived at Bridge House, Castletown. His wider family played a key role in the administration and economy of the Isle of Man during a time of constitutional change, Revestment. Four generations held the office of Clerk of the Rolls at Castle Rushen. The family were heavily involved in high politics as well as the military, economic and social life of the Island. Quayle himself was a prominent Manx businessman and politician during the Napoleonic Wars and at the height of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The land adjacent to Bridge House, now the Nautical Museum site, was acquired for the express purpose of running a sailing boat and it includes George Quayle’s original boathouse and private dock which were built specifically to suit the Peggy.

Measurements: overall: 32 cm x 11 cm x 11.5 cm

Materials: Glass

Object name: bottle

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1954-5471a

Subject tags : #MM100


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