Scullery, Washhouse & Dairy

Slate Sink with Bucket
18th cent. (Georgian) onwards.  A very basic sink in which to wash food, etc.  There were no taps; the water was poured into the sink from a bucket.  To empty the sink, the slate plug was removed and the water emptied into the bucket underneath.  Available with red brick or white-washed pillars.
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Washing Copper
19th cent. (Victorian) onwards. 
A large copper or, later, a cast iron cauldron built into the corner of the scullery or wash-house.  It was enclosed in a brick surround with space at the bottom for a fire to heat the water.
The fire lights up.  Available in either brick or whitewash finish.
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Mid 19th cent. (Victorian) onwards.  The mangle was used to wring the water from wet washing and also to press and smooth almost dry washing.  The screw at the top was used to adjust the pressure on the rollers below.
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Flat Iron, Trivet & Ironing Board
19th cent. (Victorian) onwards.  Flat irons were heated in front of the fire propped up either on a trivet or on top of an enclosed range.  The first portable folding ironing board was patented in Canada in 1875.
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Laundry Set 1
19th cent. (Victorian). 
Table with wooden washing tray, washboard and duckboard.  The wooden washing tray was placed on top of a table to prevent too much stooping.  It was used in conjunction with the washboard for hand rubbing of stubborn stains before the washing was boiled.  The floor got very wet and so the duck-board was used to stand on.
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Laundry Set 2
19th cent. (Victorian). 
Wooden dolly tub, dolly peg, posser and clothes horse.  Before the washing was put into the copper to boil the dirt was pounded out using the dolly peg or posser in the dolly tub.  The clothes horse was a folding wooden frame to hang the clothes on to dry.
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dolls houses & dolls house furniture
1/48th scale, 1/24th scale (half scale),
kits & commissions

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Butler’s Sink with Drainer
18th cent. (Georgian) onwards.  Originally used by the butler of a large household to clean large items.  They became popular in ordinary households in the late Victorian era as they were so useful for washing clothes and even the baby!
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Hanging Airer or Kitchen Maid
19th cent. (Victorian) onwards.  An overhead clothes airer with a rope and pulley system to raise and lower the rack.  Often used in front of the range to help dry the clothes.
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Washing Line, Pegs & Line Prop

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shoulder yoke

Shoulder Yoke with 2 Milk Pails
After the cows had been milked the milk pails were carried back to the buttery with the aid of a shoulder yoke, shaped to fit around the neck and sit on the shoulders.  Chains hang from the tapered ends on which to hang the pails. Probably derived from the word pale meaning a flat strip of wood, the pail was made up of wooden strips bound together with iron hoops, like a barrel.
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milking stool

Milking Stool
A very basic low stool that could be used to sit on while milking a cow.
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Barrel Butter Churn
Late 18th cent.  The barrel was revolved continuously by turning the handle at the side.
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