Dolly peg

Object number

LDVAL 2007.22.2

Date

after 1945 – before 1949

Description

One of two dolly pegs made by gypsies and sold door-to-door on the Becontree Estate in the late 1940s. Bought by the donor's mother.

Physical description

Wooden clothes peg wittled from a single branch. Shaped and bound with a tin band, one-quater of the way from the top.

Condition

Fair

Type

Peg

Size

Whole length: 135mm
Diameter: 16mm

Material

Peg: Wood
Band: Tin

Collection type

Social history

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1715/2 (2007-05-12)

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Gallery

Metadata
Start dateafter 1945
End datebefore 1949
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypePeg
Material
Wood
Tin
Collection typeSocial history