DEV-63C8A5: DEV-63C8A5 Dress lifter

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DRESS AND PERSONAL ACCESSORIES

Unique ID: DEV-63C8A5

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Victorian dress lifter. Dress lifters were used to prevent long Victorian dresses from trailing in the mud. The two circular discs would be placed around the hem of the skirt, and could be locked tight by the device at the top, which is decorated in the shape of a seashell. A cord was attached to the waist and threaded through the holes of the locking device. This meant that once the lifter had been attached, the skirt could be hoisted up or down without the need to bend or use hands to lift the dress.

Class: Dress lifter

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1870

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Danielle Wootton
Identified by: Danielle Wootton

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: Teignbridge (District)
Parish or ward: Starcross (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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