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Washing dolly was used to agitate clothing in the kettle or tub.

Washing dolly was used to agitate clothing in the kettle or tub.

Wright s Coal Tar Soap Advert - Original 1939 Wartime Advert

Wright's Coal Tar Soap Advert - Original 1939 Wartime Advert

Wright s Coal Tar Soap Advert - Original 1939 Wartime Advert

Early Medieval linen smoother Surrey

One recent project in Surrey, the excavation of an early medieval cemetery, yielded an uncommon find in the form of a glass linen smoother used in the finishing and laundering of textiles and garments.

Dig for plenty - these old prints from the victory garden years would be neat to decoupage on wooden crates to hold flower pots, etc.

Dig for plenty - these old prints from the victory garden years would be neat to decoupage on wooden crates to hold flower pots, etc.

How would like to have to wring out washing with this Workhouse mangle? #washing #mangle #ripon #riponmuseums #workhouse #wash #wring #clothes

How would like to have to wring out washing with this Workhouse mangle?

Whalebone plaque and smoothing stone, from the Kulture Historisk Museet in Bergen, Norway - photograph by Erin McGuire - Picasa Web Albums.

Whalebone plaque and smoothing stone, from the Kulture Historisk Museet in Bergen, Norway - photograph by Erin McGuire - Picasa Web Albums.

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