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Skirt lifter

Period:
19th Century
Description:
Suspended from the waist, the skirt lifter was used to lift the hem of a dress or skirt from the dirt of the street.  The hem was locked between two discs and a pull on the attached cord lifted the hem free of the ground.
Place of Production:
Walton & Shaw
Materials/Media:
silver plate, cord
Dimensions:
L:120mm; W:30mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1987.132/1954.16
Digital Number:
SRAC058a, SRAC058b
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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