Market Lavington Museum

Another posser

We have already looked at the copper headed posser on the right of this picture. (See A washing dolly)

To the left of the mangle, there is the other posser in our collection of laundry items at Market Lavington Museum.

This one is all made of wood, with a 91.5cm elm handle and an ash base. It would have been used to pound the clothes in a dolly tub full of soapy water.

The sturdy ash head is 4cm high and 21.5cms in diameter. This posser dates from the 1920s and was used in Easterton.