Extra Large Tattie Masher
West Highland Museum

This large potato masher was made from a hollow cylinder of wood with a plunger at one end.

Its size indicates that it could be used to mash large quantities of potatoes. Potatoes have long been a staple in the Highland diet, often grown by crofting families.

Unfortunately, this reliance on the potato led to famine after a series of harvests from 1846 were devastated by blight.

It was donated to the museum in 1926.

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Date: 1890s
Materials : Wood
Size : 60cm

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