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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Viking Women

In Norse (Viking) society women had a good deal of freedom. It was considered very shameful for a man to hurt a woman. www.localhistories.org/vikinglife 

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Who Invented the Ironing Board?

In 1875 a portable ironing board was invented by John B. Porter. Sarah Boone patented an modified device in 1892. Meanwhile Henry Seeley invented the electric iron in 1882. www.localhistories.org/housework 

Friday, 13 September 2013

Who Invented Alphabet Blocks?

In 1693 the English philosopher John Locke said that 'dice and playthings' with letters on them would help children to learn the alphabet. In 1882 Adeline Whitney patented alphabet blocks. www.localhistories.org/toys