Toiletries Set - S. Woolfield, Portable, Glasgow, Scotland, 1852 Object Reg. No: ST 36932

Summary:
Wooden box containing glass bottles and toiletry implements. Presented to John Andrew by members of the Glasgow Caithness-Shire Association as a mark of their esteem on leaving his native country, Glasgow, in November 1852.
Description:
Box with key, brass trim and inscription plate with velvet interior. Fitted with mirror, two glass bottles with stoppers, boot hook, seven glass containers with metal lids, tweezers (mother of pearl carved handle), etc. and compartments for storage.
Acquisition Information:
Unknown from Unknown
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 24 cm (Width), 32.6 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, toiletries, personal effects, scottish communities, scottish cultural activities, scottish immigration, vanity cases, vanity sets
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: PERSONAL GROOMING & HYGIENE
Secondary Classification: Vanity
Tertiary Classification: sets
Inscriptions: Label marked: "S Woolfield, Manufacturer of Desks & Dressing Cases, Buchanan Street, Glasgow". Inscription plate is marked: "Presented to Mr. John Andrew, by members of the Glasgow Caithness-Shire Association. As a mark of their esteem on leaving his native country. Glasgow Nov. 1852".
Maker: S. Woolfield, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, Great Britain, 1852
Presented To: Mr John Andrew, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, Great Britain, Nov 1852
Presented By: Glasgow Caithness-Shire Association, Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain, Nov 1852

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