Mangle, Holdfast (A S Cartwright Ltd)

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Mangle, Holdfast (A S Cartwright Ltd)

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Arch Two , Area 19
Antique and Vintage Dollhouse Miniatures (display)

A pressed tinplate Holdfast dollhouse mangle with wooden rollers made by A. S Cartwright Ltd., some time between the company's formation in ~1920 and its acquisition by Chad Valley in 1940.

The reinforcing pattern pressed into the two middle sidebars of the side supports of the mangle actually consists of the name "HOLDFAST" in curved letters, and the pressed indentations across the lower crosspieces read "MADE IN ENGLAND"

Cartwright seem to have dominated the market for dollhouse mangles, and must have produced an awful lot of them, as they appear in a significant number of collections.

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