Images of Laundry Equipment

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 7EDR/2/08
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 CM Object/ 7/EDR/2/8
  • Dates of Creation
      1911
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Notebook page, with two cut outs of a sleeve board and goffering irons pasted directly onto the page, with captions. The sleeve board seems to be a long narrow wooden board on a stand, and the irons look like tongs. The images are black and white, probably cut out of a publication.

Note: the Oxford Dictionary lists goffering irons as 'an iron tool used for goffereing lace, frills etc', and goffering is to 'make wavy by means of heated goffering irons; to flute or crimp'. The sleeve board was used for ironing sleeves.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Grey mark on the page next to the image of the irons. Production method: mechanically printed on paper, cut out by hand, pasted onto the page.