Brush for scrubbing mud off boots or for general household scrubbing. Thick stiff bristles are secured in groups by trace remains of copper wire. They are much worn down, showing why the brush was thrown away.
Brown glass bottles for cleaning fluids/ products, including ‘Jeyes Fluid’ and ‘Lysol’. From Holme Hale Hall.
Cobalt blue glass bottle embossed ‘The Electric Furniture Polish’. Found in a ditch filled in 1883.
Bottle made by Joseph Bourne & Son at the Denby pottery near Derby. Blue was used to whiten laundry.
Brown stoneware, incised ‘Glessen Blue’, with a stamp from Bourne of Denby. This contained blue, which could be mixed with the wash to whiten the linen.