Rawlings, James, active 1862, Rawlings' patent boot and shoe cleaning machine , 1862?
Rawlings' patent boot and shoe cleaning machine : keeps the insides clean and saves time.
- London : James Rawlings, 1862?
- Physical Description:
- 1 trade card : wood engraving ; 13 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsTS990 .R39 1862 BoxYale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- 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.
Trade cards (advertising)
Wood engravings -- 1862.
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