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TITLE
Boiler at Presmuchrach Bothy
EXTERNAL ID
AB_SHEEPFANK_13
PLACENAME
Newtonmore
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh
DATE OF IMAGE
28 September 2007
CREATOR
Jamie Gaukroger
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
511
KEYWORDS
sheep
shepherding
Boiler at Presmuchrach Bothy

Presmuchrach Bothy, now relocated to the Highland Folk Museum. It was originally built in the early 1900s at Presmuchrach near Dalwhinnie using approximately 65 recycled railway sleepers.

This boiler may have been used in 1800s to soften tar for smearing on the sheep. This was used as an insecticide. It was also used to dissolve arsenic-based sheep dip. At the front is a cast iron firebox door with a wrought iron latch. Under the lid is a cast iron cauldron approximately 75 cm in diameter.

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Boiler at Presmuchrach Bothy

INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh

sheep; shepherding

Am Baile

Highland Folk Museum - Sheep Fank & Bothy

Presmuchrach Bothy, now relocated to the Highland Folk Museum. It was originally built in the early 1900s at Presmuchrach near Dalwhinnie using approximately 65 recycled railway sleepers.<br /> <br /> This boiler may have been used in 1800s to soften tar for smearing on the sheep. This was used as an insecticide. It was also used to dissolve arsenic-based sheep dip. At the front is a cast iron firebox door with a wrought iron latch. Under the lid is a cast iron cauldron approximately 75 cm in diameter.