Shop Amazon's Best Sellers in Camera & Photo
Views 131 Unique 64
Vote 46
Award Shortlist   

Kingston Lacy Laundry 1

By pamelajean
This is some detail of a box mangle in the laundry at Kingston Lacy, said to have been invented in the 17th century.
It was a large and expensive affair and required a fair bit of labour to operate.
It was often used by very large households, commercial laundries or by self-employed mangle women who served their local area.
Nowadays the word mangle suggests a wringing device for removing water from laundry, but the box mangle was used for pressing and smoothing, and was an alternative to hot ironing for larger items.

I'll show the larger picture/the whole mangle next time.

Many thanks for all the votes, comments and awards given to my Mallow picture. They are very much appreciated.


Tags: Dorset Architecture Country house National trust Stately home Estate Listed building Wimborne minster Bankes family Wash and press labour to operate

Voters: Fenfotos, clicknimagine, saltireblue and 43 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes



clicknimagine Plus
13 1.1k 105 India
27 Apr 2022 4:45PM
Beautifully composed, simple and almost an abstract image Pamela...The image has a very limited colour palette, i would request you to please enable modification, or try it a high contrast mono image, see the result...the impact could be increased by mono conversion because we are used to see colour scenes through our eyes in reality so a mono conversion have the potential to add something extra...
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2022 5:01PM
Nice capture of what looks like an instrument of torture.
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
27 Apr 2022 5:11PM
It looks a massive affair going by the links in the chain. It will be interesting, when you post the whole machine. I like the composition used, with the chain starting off at ground level then heading out in the top corner.
Fefe Plus
11 84 49 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2022 5:30PM
I really enjoyed Kingston Lacy, great photo opportunities, I went in the laundry but I do not remember spotting this, well spotted and captured Pamela Smile
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2022 5:32PM
An interesting subject and info., and well captured
Spkr51 6 United States
27 Apr 2022 5:51PM
Great shot *****
af1 Plus
10 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2022 6:41PM
Nice shot and history ,,built to last !!!
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
27 Apr 2022 6:45PM
One would need an entire building just for laundry--A well made image!
Karuma1970 10 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2022 6:56PM
Visually impressive and the term 'mangle women' puts me in mind of 'web foot cocklewomen'. Lovely photo.

pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2281 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2022 8:17PM

Quote:try a high contrast mono image

Thank you for your suggestion, Somnath. I had seriously considered this in mono, but dismissed the idea because I do like colour and am not very good at mono. However, I have had a go and have uploaded it as a version.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
28 Apr 2022 3:03PM
I thought same as Lynne, that it looks like an instrument of torture!! 😁 Maybe it was torturous to use. A fine capture, Pamela, slightly preferring colour 😃👍🏻
Trev 😀
capto Plus
10 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2022 10:25PM
Fascinating, built to last.Smile
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2022 10:30PM
Excellent metallic images Pamela, lovely to view...
Isabel GrinGrin
4 May 2022 10:42AM
They had to be strong women to turn that all day. Lin

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.