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Posted: 13/09/2017 08:36:19
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That "fluted" tub in the photo looks like a dolly tub for washing clothes, put to another use clearly.

http://www.thepotteries.org/memories/dolly.jpg

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Posted: 13/09/2017 09:23:50
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It is a dolly tub. Remember my mum having one.....and the necessary three-legged stool on a stick to agitate it.....Laugh IP: 31.185.37.196
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Posted: 13/09/2017 09:29:06
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I concur. Both of my grandmas had one, zinc-plated steel, utilising a big copper-ended plunger thing to agitate the contents. I remember one of them being re-purposed by Dad as a garden water-butt.

We also called them Poss-Tubs but I did also hear the term Dolly Tub applied.


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Posted: 13/09/2017 09:45:36
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Did your Grandma have one of those lethal hand-operated squeegee roller things as well? IP: 31.185.37.196
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Posted: 13/09/2017 09:47:25
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You mean a mangle ? IP: 84.13.6.252
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Posted: 13/09/2017 09:59:12
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legendrider wrote:



We also called them Poss-Tubs but I did also hear the term Dolly Tub applied.


MARK


And you needed a poss-stick



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Here's one where they were made earlier, not much left now and ye olde stepping stones have also gone.

And as for the mangle we had an electric powered one on top of the Hotpoint that was in use into the 1960's and probably even more lethalSmile

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Posted: 13/09/2017 10:37:37
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robnorthwales wrote:

You mean a mangle ?


Yes!

Senior moment.....Roll EyesLaugh
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Posted: 13/09/2017 11:18:39
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I only recognised it as we have one in the Reigate Caves displays! My family was too posh to have to use one of these. Surrey brought up, don't you know Wink Mum remembers them however from her early days. IP: 109.144.230.94
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Posted: 13/09/2017 11:27:18
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The way things were.
Off thread, sorry, but I can remember my mother 'darning' socks, she used a wooden mushroom shaped thingy to stretch the sock over.



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I wonder about the abandoned flip flops, but how does baling twine get into MY mine?
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Posted: 13/09/2017 11:28:38
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droid wrote:

Did your Grandma have one of those lethal hand-operated squeegee roller things as well?


Oh yes, big enamelled behemoth with massive leaf springs on top. As kids, we kept getting told off for putting 'stuff' through it to see what would (predictably) happen to it Innocent. Wasn't called a Mangle for nothing!

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Posted: 13/09/2017 11:32:54
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Peter Burgess wrote:

My family was too posh to have to use one of these. Surrey brought up, don't you know Wink


Posh? They used to take the tater peelings out to the pigs in a briefcase! Laugh

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Posted: 13/09/2017 11:44:10
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royfellows wrote:

The way things were.
Off thread, sorry, but I can remember my mother 'darning' socks, she used a wooden mushroom shaped thingy to stretch the sock over.



StillOff Topic

Like this Roy? but a bit smaller



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I think this was for darning sheets and tablecloths.

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Posted: 13/09/2017 11:45:03
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royfellows wrote:

The way things were.
Off thread, sorry, but I can remember my mother 'darning' socks, she used a wooden mushroom shaped thingy to stretch the sock over.



I still darn socks. Does that mean I live in the past? Smile

And I have a 'darning egg'! Might have been the continental version of the mushroom...
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Posted: 13/09/2017 11:53:43
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I think this was for darning sheets and tablecloths.

Jim


nope! Bar Billiard Skittles off a flippin' big table! Laugh

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Posted: 13/09/2017 11:56:47
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legendrider wrote:

Peter Burgess wrote:

My family was too posh to have to use one of these. Surrey brought up, don't you know Wink


Posh? They used to take the tater peelings out to the pigs in a briefcase! Laugh

Laugh I'll ask the laundry staff later if they would like an upgrade from bashing clothes with rocks down by the River Mole.
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Posted: 13/09/2017 13:01:16
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It is a dolly tub. Remember my mum having one.....and the necessary three-legged stool on a stick to agitate it.....Laugh


Still got one - I call it dolly tub, other half (Durham lass) calls it poss tub. We have a posser as well, the thing like a copper colander on a stick, but the dolly stick went west years back. Also have two boiling coppers (why "copper" - they're iron?) - all in wash-house. But we're not that in thrall with the past - they don't see use!
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Posted: 13/09/2017 13:14:54
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But we're not that in thrall with the past - they don't see use!


Maybe we should channel our inner Victorians?
My method for washing ochre out mining gear is to chuck it the dog's bath and stir the brew around for a bit. Drip dry, then wait till she goes out, sling it all in the washing machine Devil and pray fervently that it doesn't block or break. A Dolly Tub & Poss Stick would be way better!

Maybe not a great idea to put it all through the mangle, though! Crying

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Posted: 13/09/2017 15:24:23
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Found this whilst looking for other old household stuff.

http://www.oldandinteresting.com/washing-dollies.aspx
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Posted: 13/09/2017 15:34:19
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......and a washboard too on there.

Legendrider. Might be OK washing ochrous clothes in the machine but I can assure you that haematite and anthracite laden gear put in there causes a wee bit of bother.Cursing
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Posted: 13/09/2017 15:37:59
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Ah. The joys of the mangle!
When we were first married, amongst the hand me downs, we had a Hoover washing machine off my mother. The sort you filled with a hose from the kitchen sink & dried(ish) the clothes through a built in powered mangle.
The washer left a puddle of black oil on the kitchen floor whenever it was used.
Its crowning glory though, was when my wife washed her best dress & not being used to such hi-technology, put it through the mangle. Imagine the gasps of delight, as all the embroidered buttons were torn off & fired across the kitchen.
She still swears my mother did it deliberately. Big Grin



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