Single soled curling stone

Of locally occurring stone, it has been hammer dressed into a roughly circular shape and the lower surface honed and polished. Handles have been fixed on the upper surface and there is only one sole or playing surface. At this time most curlers still played with a single stone rather than a matched pair.   In 1830 the price of a well made curling stone was that of a Cheviot ewe or 20 days wages for a labourer.
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circ. 825mm, weight 15.5kg (34lbs)
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granite, iron
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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