Mystery Gadget 96

What are these genteel people genteelly doing?

The answer is here.

Or after the jump.

     Posted By: Paul - Mon Sep 06, 2021
     Category: Technology | Nineteenth Century





Comments
I would have said "sauerkraut", but in these clothes, even making sauerkraut is more appropriate than this. Those people probably tend to their garden in smoking and party dress.
Posted by Yudith on 09/06/21 at 07:42 AM
So, they're not washing their undies?
Posted by KDP on 09/06/21 at 01:02 PM
Would never have guessed.

What threw me was the "Iron Ash Barrel" notation. I know they had a lot of terms which died out over the years (flowers of sulphur, penny weld, browning, etc.) but I couldn't imagine what 'iron ash' might be or why it was so popular that it was sold by the barrel.
Posted by Phideaux on 09/06/21 at 08:38 PM









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