Tackling the household laundry was a long and laborious process for the Victorian housewife.
The replicas in this set will provide plenty of ideas for history mystery, enquiry opportunities and role play.
•Wooden Dolly Peg: This 91cm-high dolly made of sycamore would be used to plunge and spin the grime out of clothes in a washtub. Interesting to note that the design of the handle is uneven in length to allow spinning (an action washing machines replicate today).
•Wooden Laundry Tongs: A pair of wooden tongs, essential protection for mixing and pulling items of clothing from the boiling copper or boiler. 38cm long with galvanised steel spring.
•Carpet Beater: A 75cm willow tool, ideal for role play as an energetic feature of many homes of the period. As a history mystery for younger children, this has been known to serve up to eight functions including a rat chaser!
•Laundry Brush: This type of very tough, bristled brush was one of the items used for removing stubborn stains from clothes. Other uses include attending to many of the kitchen surfaces.
Age Range:Suitable for 5 to 11 years
16 Aug 2014
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