These are a few items I photographed as I walked round the National Trust property, The Argory in County Tyrone.
Above is a weighing machine that Captain Shelton bought in 1867 and when he hosted guests he would measure their height and weighed them when they arrived. Just before they left his home he would weigh them again and hopefully they would weigh heavier as this was, in his opinion a sign of being a very good and generous host!
I thought this was very pretty and I think it was bought during some of the family’s travels.
Captain Shelton had a very distinguished military career and if you wish to know a little more about the history of the family and house, I published a post earlier so CLICK HERE to see it. This was a canon ball brought back by him.
This was Captain Shelton’s wheelchair and the photograph below showed him sitting in it.
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