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To clean gilt buckles, chains &c.

Dip a soft brush in water, rub a little soap on it, and brush the article for a minute or two, then wash it clean, wipe it, and place it near the fire till dry, then brush it with burnt bread finely powdered. 1823

 

As with all our historical handy hints, this is a real tip from a Victorian book. We cannot say that it'll work and it's up to you if you want to try!

 

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    after her coronation in 1837?  Have a parliamentary meeting?  Have tea with all the royal dignitaries?  No - she gave her dog, Dash, a bath.

     

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  • list arrowCoffee
    To make Coffee, by a simple and good
  • list arrowSalamongundy
    Take two or three roman or cabbage lettice,
  • list arrowTomato catsup
    Take six pounds of tomatoes, and sprinkle with