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Syd Scroggie's Dictograph Telephone

Accession Number

1428.2017.1

Object Name

Syd Scroggie's Dictograph Telephone

Created

30/11/2017

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

30/11/2017

Brief Description

Dictograph telephone .. handset on wooden box with various levers

Materials

bakelite, wood

Dimensions

18.5(l) X 12(h) X 16.5(w) CMS

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

"DICTOGRAPH"

Colour

black,brown

Maker

Dictograph

Provenance

Syd Scroggie was a mountaineer, poet, skier, scholar and in truth, a man of many parts. Sadly, while serving as a Lieutenant in the Lovat Scouts during World War 11, his world was blown apart by a German mine at Gesso Ridge in Italy....it blew off his leg and blinded him.
Undeterred, Syd went on to a ‘career’ in the outdoors, stomping around the mountains of Scotland with a hand on a friends shoulder for guidance. The Cairngorms were his great love, in particular, Glen Clova, and in 1989 he published the aptly entitled book, Cairngorms Scene and Unseen, a litany of halycon days afoot in his beloved hillls.
Syd had a real job after the war, working on the switchboard at NCR in Dundee, just a few miles from his home in Strathmartine. Founder of our collection, Mick Tighe, was a good friend of Syd’s and on one of his many visits to the family home , Syd gave Mick this telephone which was the first one he’d used at NCR after the war.
A fabulous memento of a dear friend now departed.
“He gaed his ain gait aw his life and whiles wi ithers een”

Acquisition Method

Donated by Syd Scroggie

Acquisition Date

30/11/2017

Condition Check Date

30/11/2017

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

30/11/2017

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