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Creator:
Rawlings, James, active 1862.
Title(s):

Rawlings' patent boot and shoe cleaning machine : keeps the insides clean and saves time.

Published/Created:
London : James Rawlings, 1862?
Physical Description:
1 trade card : wood engraving ; 13 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TS990 .R39 1862 Box
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Prints
Notes:
The Journal of the Society of Arts, April 6, 1860 (page 367), notes that the device was devised by "James Rawlings, 10, Carlton-Hill East, St. John's Wood, N.W."
"Price 10s. 6d. Class VIII, no. 1963. Eastern Annexe, International Exhibition."--Front.
The wood engravings is signed "Hare" (i.e. Thomas Matthews Hare?).
Advertisement for a device designed to hold a shoe off the ground, freeing both hands for cleaning and polishing. The illustration on the front depicts a young man in the act of cleaning a boot held by the machine. The reverse includes direction for using the machine. The card notes the location of the merchant's booth at the 1862 International Exhibition, London.
Subject Terms:
Boots -- Cleaning.
Boots -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Clothing and dress -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
International Exhibition (1862 : London, England)
Rawlings, James, active 1862.
Shoes -- Cleaning.
Shoes -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Form/Genre:
Advertisements.
Trade cards (advertising)
Ephemera.
Wood engravings -- 1862.
Contributors:
Hare, Thmas Matthews, 1829-1884, engraver.
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