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Cona coffee maker, c 1950.

Cona' coffee maker, table model no. III, c.1950

 
'Kingsway' New World gas cooker, c 1935.

Kingsway' New World all-enamelled gas cooker in fashion colours of cream and royal blue, with thermostatically controlled oven, grill, four burners and plate rack, by Fletcher, Russell and Co. Ltd., Warrington, 1933-1937.

 
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