Plumber's Wiping Cloth

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Date:1880 - 1980 (c.)

Description:A plumber's wiping cloth from J. Clark and Sons. The cloth is made of moleskin and is enclosed in a paper wrapping. Text printed on the wrapping reads ''Toga' / White / Superfine / Plumber's Moleskin Wiper / British Made / Size 4" X 3"'.

J. Clark and Sons were whitesmiths, locksmiths, and bell hangers. From 1880 to 1980 they lived and worked in a small workshop at 66.5 Clarendon Street, Leamington Spa. Whitesmiths worked in white iron, or tin plated iron, and other white metals. This cloth is one of a collection of whitesmith tools and products that were salvaged from the site of the workshop.

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Donor ref: LEAMG : M3835.1993.30 (75/27381)

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