Pillow, laundry inventory, 1824. Scotland, Aberdeen. This inventory pillow worked in silk threads on a fine worsted ground was used to track various household and personal textiles probably as they were sent back and forth to the laundry. A straight pin was used to mark the appropriate number of pieces.

Pillow, laundry inventory, 1824. Scotland, Aberdeen. This inventory pillow worked in silk threads on a fine worsted ground was used to track various household and personal textiles probably as they were sent back and forth to the laundry. A straight pin was used to mark the appropriate number of pieces.

Photos of St Giles church, Bredon, Worcestershire. This unusual memorial on the north wall of the chancel marks the burial place of a crusader's heart. To the left is the knight's shield, from which his hands emerge, holding his heart. It was common that knights who died on Crusade in the Holy Lands would have their hearts sent home to England for burial, while their bodies remained behind. This tomb, which dates to about 1290, is much larger than most similar Crusader heart monuments.

Photos of St Giles church, Bredon, Worcestershire. This unusual memorial on the north wall of the chancel marks the burial place of a crusader's heart. To the left is the knight's shield, from which his hands emerge, holding his heart. It was common that knights who died on Crusade in the Holy Lands would have their hearts sent home to England for burial, while their bodies remained behind. This tomb, which dates to about 1290, is much larger than most similar Crusader heart monuments.

Tipping as a response to proper service began in the Tea Gardens of England. Small, locked wooden boxes were placed on the tables throughout the Garden. Inscribed on each were the letters "T.I.P.S." which meant "To Insure Prompt Service". If a guest wished the waiter to hurry (and so insure the tea arrived hot from the often distant kitchen), he dropped a coin into the box on being seated "to insure prompt service". This created the custom of tipping servers.  -Georgian Index

Tipping as a response to proper service began in the Tea Gardens of England. Small, locked wooden boxes were placed on the tables throughout the Garden. Inscribed on each were the letters "T.I.P.S." which meant "To Insure Prompt Service". If a guest wished the waiter to hurry (and so insure the tea arrived hot from the often distant kitchen), he dropped a coin into the box on being seated "to insure prompt service". This created the custom of tipping servers. -Georgian Index

Gunpowder-charged clockwork exploding bird scarer, 1847.MHS, Oxford: Clockwork Bird Scarer, by John Gillett, Brailes, Warwickshire, c.1847 (IRN 7142, Inventory number 34871) Museum of the History of Science, Oxford.

Gunpowder-charged clockwork exploding bird scarer, 1847.MHS, Oxford: Clockwork Bird Scarer, by John Gillett, Brailes, Warwickshire, c.1847 (IRN 7142, Inventory number 34871) Museum of the History of Science, Oxford.

It looks beautiful but look closely--this is a leech jar. Used in 1800-1850 to hold leeches for medical uses. #seriouslyamazing

It looks beautiful but look closely--this is a leech jar. Used in 1800-1850 to hold leeches for medical uses. #seriouslyamazing

#29 Mrs Molly Moore Knocker-up Churchman In Town Tonigh

#29 Mrs Molly Moore Knocker-up Churchman In Town Tonigh

A linen handkechief believed to have belonged to King Charles I, English circa 1630-40, of plain white linen, embroidered in red silk cross-stitch with a C, 69 by 68cm. Provenance: Family tradition states this piece was left at Chisenbury by King Charles I.

A linen handkechief believed to have belonged to King Charles I, English circa 1630-40, of plain white linen, embroidered in red silk cross-stitch with a C, 69 by 68cm. Provenance: Family tradition states this piece was left at Chisenbury by King Charles I.

St Giles Church, England. 14th century tomb on the north wall of the sanctuary. The carvings are of a couple, thought to represent William and Catherine Reed of Milton, and their daughter.

St Giles Church, England. 14th century tomb on the north wall of the sanctuary. The carvings are of a couple, thought to represent William and Catherine Reed of Milton, and their daughter.

Detail of Waistcoat, 1750-1760, made from gold silk damask lined with cream twilled silk facings. There are 17 buttons embroidered with silver purl and plate.

Detail of Waistcoat, 1750-1760, made from gold silk damask lined with cream twilled silk facings. There are 17 buttons embroidered with silver purl and plate.

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