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In pictures: Museum stores

Whale tooth

A tooth recovered from a sperm whale that beached near Inverness is among the unusual items kept at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Whale's ear

An ear of another whale is also held in the museum's stores

Season ticket

A season ticket for the Inverness Thistle Football Club from the early 1900s

Egyptian figurine

An Egyptian figurine with hieroglyphs thought to have been purchased originally as a souvenir

Toy rabbit

A well loved, and worn, toy rabbit from the 1920s

Glass bottle

A mineral water bottle for James Forrest & Co, Inverness. It is called a Codd bottle after its inventor Hiram Codd who patented it in 1872

A Bakelite electric hot water bottle

A Bakelite electric hot water bottle

A depiction of the Battle of Culloden painted on a piece of linolium

A depiction of the Battle of Culloden painted on a piece of linoleum flooring

Coin boxes

Metal savings boxes for coins from the 1920s

Brooch

A Highland-style, 17th Century brass ring brooch

Bog butter

A lump of bog butter, a food usually made of dairy and meat, and believed to have been stored by ancient Scots in peat bogs



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