preserving rural bygones
Slippery Elm Bark, (Red Elm) Used for centuries, is a highly nutritious food product. Benefits babies who are unable to digest milk products. Easily digested, it is one of the few foods that will stay in a cancerous or ulcerated stomach when nothing else does. Beneficial for those recovering from illness and have wasting diseases.
Original Thermos flask. This flask is number 3076. Engl. patent No. 4421 dated 22.2.04. German manufacture. This original Thermos is oval in shape, 9½'' high, 4'' wide and 3'' deep. It still has the original pigskin jacket, presumably to help insulation. The glass liner was probably made in Germany, leading glass blowers/makers at that time.
A Lakeland kitchen. As the evening sun filters through the window, Dad, in the rocking chair, discusses the days work. Notice the leather gaiters and hobnail boots.
Hams and a flitch of bacon hang from the ceiling meat hooks.
Beethams Chemists, Cheltenham. 1890 advert.