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Domestic Life in a 19th Century Weaver's Cottage
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Victorian Clothes Mangle

Once the clothes were washed and rinsed, a mangle was used to squeeze out as much water as possible. The clothes and bed linen were fed between the two rollers, and the handle turned to pull it through. The water that was squeezed out was collected in the washtubs below to be re-used.

Image: © Colne Valley Museum