Advert for John Hill, shop & office fixtures
Printer: Elliot, F.
This is an advertisement for the services of John Hill, shop and office fitter. The leaflet also includes an advertisement for Baker's patent mangle. The domestic mangle, or clothes wringer, was invented in the mid-18th century. They had two, or sometimes three, wooden rollers between which wet clothes were squeezed dry. Doing the laundry was a hard and laborious task and often one day a week would be dedicated to this chore. Once washed, clothes had to be run through the mangle, sometimes two or three times to ensure that clothes were not ringing wet and that they would be able to dry in good time.