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Single soled curling stone (2)

Period:
18th Century
Description:

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.

Materials/Media:
igneous rock, iron
Dimensions:
circ. 760mm, weight 12kg (27lbs)
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:0197.1130
Digital Number:
DMST004n
Creation Date:
1750 - 1850
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council