Mystery items from our Farley’s collection

Our Social History curator has been working on a collection that relates to the Farley’s factory which was in Plymouth. She has been unable to identify what these objects are, so we’d like to hear from anyone that can help. They look as though they would be used to carry out a fairly specific job so we hope someone might remember using these at work!

If you can help, please add a comment below or get in touch at museum@plymouth.gov.uk.

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Stories from the Stores – mystery object 2

By Rachel and Tabitha

Can you help us find out about our mystery objects?

Some objects have been found in the social history stores with no associated information, so we don’t know what they are. Many of them are on display in the museum if you want to come in for a closer look.

This object was found with a collection of material from Farley’s (famous for making rusks). Did you or someone you know, work for Farley’s? Do you have any idea what this object is called? Or what it was used for? Or better still do you have a story or anecdote connected to it?

You can click on the thumbnails for larger images.

 

Stories from the Stores – mystery object 1

Can you help us find out about this month’s mystery object?
By Rachel Smith and Tabitha Cadbury, curators of Social History and World Cultures

Some objects have been found in the social history stores with no associated information, so we don’t know what they are. Each month we will post a new mystery object. This month’s mystery object is on display in the museum if you want to come in for a closer look, or click on the thumbnails for larger images.

Can you tell us anything about the mystery item? Have you got any idea of its original use? Can you guess? Or better still do you have a story or anecdote connected to it?

The social history collection covers everything from working life, home life and community life as well as personal items. Therefore the mystery objects could be tools for a trade or craft, items for domestic use, bits of a building or pretty much anything really! And don’t forget the object may be a piece of something much larger.

Your help is much appreciated.