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The History of Brechin to 1864
Inventory of Articles found in the Round Tower, 1842


6th April 1842.—A wooden case for a trump or Jew’s-harp; an iron staple; eight buttons; a bodle, (old Scotch coin.) 7th, A button, (Forfarshire volunteers;) fragment of a small brass fastener. 8th, A parcel of “ buckie,” or periwinkle, shells ; a parcel of oyster shells ; half of a mussel shell; small shell; seven old nails, iron; a piece of horn perforated ; a piece of limestone; two teeth of animals; four pieces of painted glass; piece of bell metal; four fragments of an earthenware vessel. 9th, Oyster shells; small shell; bit of brownish yellow flint; two bits of sheet lead; bit of bell metal; bit of painted glass; two bits of verdigris; one animal tooth; seven old iron nails; piece of limestone; three fragments of an earthenware vessel. 11th, Twelve fragments of earthenware vessels, one of them having a side ear or handle; an old iron key; and four other pieces of iron articles, all much rusted. 12th, Eighty fragments of earthenware vessels; fragments of charred wood; a leather cord; some old iron nails ; three pieces of stained glass; four pieces plain glass; two pieces copper; small circular stone ; small bit of metal; an oval ring, apparently copper.


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