Dry sink from Early Victorian Springfield, IL
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Zinc-lined dry sink washstand. Bracket feet, bottom divided into panelled cupboard and two drawers, one false, one real, and side-by-side on top of cubboard. Interior has one section deeper than other. Hinged top folds down. L 30" x H 30 1/2" x W 17". Used in a similar manner to a modern sink. Water was retrieved from the well with a bucket and then poured in the deeper basin of the sink. When finished, a stopper would be removed from the bottom of the basin, allowing the water to drain back into a bucket, ready to be used or disposed of as needed. American Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities 16 History
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865|
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