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Rawlings, James, active 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 Manuscripts
TS990 .R39 1862 Box
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
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.
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?).
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.
Hare, Thmas Matthews, 1829-1884, engraver.
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