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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Materials : Wood
Size : 60cm