Door handle & tirling pin

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from Borrowstouness, near Bo'ness, West Lothian

Postcard of Door handle & tirling pin.
© National Museums Scotland

Door handle & tirling pin

Tirling pins were fitted on town house doors. They consisted of a ring and a serrated rod, along which the ring could be rattled. This combined door handle and tirling pin comes from Borrowstouness near Bo'ness in West Lothian. It is made of iron and is pictured here on a modern display mount. It dates from the 17th century.

Combined door handle and tirling pin, mounted on white painted wood, from Borrowstouness, West Lothian, 17th century

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Online ID: 000-100-103-727-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MJ 117
Date: 17th century
Material: Wood, white
What: Handle, door / pin, tirling
Subject: Locks, keys, etc. (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, West Lothian, Borrowstouness
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