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The Thorough Washing Machine Company

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Grant & Co. (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithography

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 65

Physical description

Advertising poster for a laundry company in Burnley, with two smartly dressed women with long, elaborately adorned hair, each turning a wheel on either side of a mangle. Two men stand in the background, discussing and gesticulating towards the machine. The price is listed as £6.10s and the patent is given as 1871 Sagar and Richmond.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


ca. 1870s (made)


Grant & Co. (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithography

Descriptive line

Advertisement for The Thorough Washing Machine Company in Burnley, Lancashire. Great Britain, ca. 1870s.





Subjects depicted

Gender; Bustles; Top hat; Victorian; Washing; Washing machine


Prints; Advertising; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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