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Clay worker’s tool

The clay around Bovey Tracey was worked as early as the 16th century and was cut by hand. Cube-shaped lumps of around 15 to 17-kilograms are cut with a spade-like...

Clay worker’s tool

The clay around Bovey Tracey was worked as early as the 16th century and was cut by hand. Cube-shaped lumps of around 15 to 17-kilograms are cut with a spade-like...

Clay worker’s shoe

The ball clay clay industry has been important in Devon for hundreds of years. Not only was cutting the ball clay physically demanding work but it could also be very...

Stamping block for Exeter Sail Cloth

This stamp was used to mark bales of sail cloth before they left the port in Exeter. The stamp was probably a mark of quality and advertising, but little is...

Toothbrush

This toothbrush is made from polished animal bone with holes for 16 rows of bristles. The green staining on the brush head suggests the bristles were held in place with...

Match box

This is the storage box for storing brimstone matches - thin pieces of wood dipped in sulphur. The box is itself made from wood which is perhaps not the safest...

Pattern block

This is a wooden pattern which was used to make a sand mould to cast iron machinery parts. It was used at Bodley's iron foundry in Exeter....

Oxo cube tin for flints

Captain Stone was an amateur archaeologist who collected a great number of lithics from Devon fields. Luckily for modern archaeologists this was a hobby he took seriously and these tins...

Stamping block

This block stamps the word ‘France’ and was part of a larger official stamp used by Customs officials at Exeter quay. Exeter had strong trade links with France, especially for...

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