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Chris

Clothes Airer

Post by Chris » Mon 30th May, 2005 7:11 pm

Hi

I am keen to buy a Victorian clothes airer to hang above our Aga.

I just wondered if anyone could point me in the right direction. Have searched high and low on the internet but cannot find anyone specialising in antique airers. All I can find is hideous repros.

If you can help I would be most grateful

thanks
Chris

Mo

Re: Clothes Airer

Post by Mo » Mon 30th May, 2005 8:19 pm

Can't help, I'm afraid, but would urge you to continue to search: we had one over our Aga years ago, and it dried washloads of clothes faster than the machine could turn them out. Definitely the very best system known to man.

Claire

Re: Clothes Airer *LINK*

Post by Claire » Mon 30th May, 2005 9:37 pm


chris sadler

Re: Clothes Airer *LINK*

Post by chris sadler » Mon 30th May, 2005 10:32 pm

how about this

chris



http://www.sheilamaid.com

NB

Re: Clothes Airer

Post by NB » Mon 30th May, 2005 11:37 pm

John Lewis sell the classic wooden and cast iron clothes airer that hangs from the ceiling by a pulley, if that's the one you were thinking of.

NB

Re: Clothes Airer

Post by NB » Mon 30th May, 2005 11:51 pm

John Lewis sell the classic wooden and cast iron clothes airer that hangs from the ceiling by a pulley, if that's the one you were thinking of.

Tony

Re: Clothes Airer

Post by Tony » Fri 3rd Jun, 2005 3:42 pm

Hello

You still see the cast iron parts and the pulleys at car bott sales here in Devon. I bought 2 for 50p last week!

If not eBay has loads or original ones.

Tony

Mo

Re: Clothes Airer

Post by Mo » Sat 4th Jun, 2005 8:56 am

Once you've got the metal bits and the pulleys, you will have to obtain the wooden rails. Don't skimp on these - they should have rounded profiles so that the washing can be slid on and off easily, and they should be as substantial as possible. It is surprising how heavy a wet double-sheet can be, and thin rails will sag and bow under the strain.

Gordon Pettitt

R U still looking 4 Clothes Airer

Post by Gordon Pettitt » Sat 1st Apr, 2006 7:08 pm

Hi,

Just noticed your request for a Victorian Clothes Airer. We have one, not the type you hoist to the ceiling, but with slats that pull out and slip horizontally into a holder so it looks like a parasol. Please email gordon.pettitt@ntlworld.com if you're interested, I'll send a photo!

Regards, Gordon

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