The Secret Life of the Home

     

    On Display

    Veritas-Atmos paraffin cooker, c 1930.

    NB. The portable metal oven box is not shown in this image. The inventory number 1973-47 describes the whole. Then Pt 1 should be the cooker, (at the moment it appears to be the oven box) then Pt 2 (does not currently exist) should be the oven box.

     
    Hoover washing machine with wringer, 1948.

    Hoover washing machine, model 0307, with wringer, 1948

     
    Belling Compact Super Four electric cooker, c 1970.

    Belling Compact Super Four Electric Cooker, c. 1970

     
    Bendix DRS washing machine c 1961.

    Bendix DRS washing machine c. 1961, with various spares

     
    Electric iron, c 1880.

    Early electric iron of unusual construction. The soleplate is heated by passing a current across carbon arc electrodes. The hazards of fire and injury to the user made this method dangerous and short-lived.

     
    An automatic tea-making machine, c 1902.

    Automatic tea-making machine patented by Frank Clarke of Birmingham, in 1902.

     
    Dutch oven, with basting spoon and cylindrical clockwork jack, 1850-1900.

    Dutch oven, a device for speeding up the roasting of small meats in front of an open fire, with basting spoon and with brass spring-driven bottle jack by Mather and Armstrong of Newcastle, English, 1850-1900

     
    Gas cooker, c 1850.

    Gas cooker designed by James Sharp (a pioneer of domestic gas cooking technology) and manufactured by W. M. Lankester and Son of Southampton, sheet iron construction, top box missing, 1845-1855

     
    'Stimex' combination gas cooking range, fire and water circulator, c 1922.

    Stimex' combination gas range no. 8706, of cast iron construction with 7-radiant gas fire, Stimson's patent. The University hot water circulator, lagged oven, grill, three boiling burners and enamel drip tray, by Stimex Gas Stove Co. Ltd., Balham, Lo

     
    Creda New Series electric cooker fitted with Credastat thermostat, 1933.

    Creda electric cooker with oven, cast metal hotplate-griller, red-ring hotplate (a later addition); one of the early electric cookers to be fitted with a Credastat automatic oven thermostat patented by the Credenda Conduit Co. Ltd. of Birmingham, wh