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Dumfries Seven Trades

Snuff mull

Period:
18th Century
Description:

This wooden snuff mull has been engraved on the base with a skinners knife and the initals "W.M". The skinners and glovers were the tradesmen of Dumfries who worked with leather. This was the smallest of the Incorporated Trades and had only 23 members in 1791.

 

The property of the Seven Trades was auctioned on 8th April 1854 and became separated. Over the past 100 years these objects have been acquired by Dumfries Museum. This snuff mull was donated to the museum in 1960.

Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1960.109.2.2
Digital Number:
DMTC08a-b
Copyright:
Dumfries and Galloway Council


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