Papworth, John Buonarotti, 1775-1847. / Hints on ornamental gardening : consisting of a series of designs for garden buildings, useful and decorative gates, fences, railroads, &c. : accompanied by observations on the principles and theory of rural improvement, interspersed with occasional remarks on rural architecture
A laundry, pp. 87-88 ff.
LAUNDIRYi. PLATE XV. A LAUNDRY. ALTHOUGH the purposes of the annexed design are foreign to those of a garden, as a building it may often afford embel- lishinent to the shrubberies, if suitably designed: in the present instance a retreat is formed in the centre, and the walls which would inclose the drying ground are disposed for training the magTnolia; thus becoming a useful and pleasing feature of the garden arrangements. The plan exhibits the requisites of a complete laundry, suitable to a large establishment: its parti- cular advantages may, however, be introduced into a building on a small scale, and many of its points may be applied with advantage to every apartment devoted to such purposes, and consequently supercede many annoyances of the operations in this department of domestic economy. The plan is separated into two parts-one disposed for wash- ing and the other for ironing, mangling, and folding linen: between the two apartments are situated drying forms, heated by steam; and the linen is at once passed into the second apart- inent by these forms and dried, when the weather is unfavorable to the use of the drying ground ; the steam or vapour is dismissed by funnels immediately above the forms, and a current of air admitted to dispatch it more freely. The mangle is lighted by a sky-light, and the windows being opposite to each other, the whole is well ventilated. The washinig trays are fixed, and supplied with hot and cold water by pi1)es, andI are emptied by valves and pipes into reservoirs for the use of the garden, so that none of the valuable properties of the soap wash may be lost to it.
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