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Sluggards Delight and Bath Crawlers
« on: Wednesday 07 March 18 15:54 GMT (UK) »
I know!!! what on earth!!!!

The above are two items on a wedding present list that I discovered for an ancestor in a newspaper.  The wedding was described in detail and hundreds of wedding presents were listed.  There were the usual - fans, silver salvers, ink wells, canteens of cutlery, muffineers - but these two have totally bamboozled me.  Googled them, but can't find anything.

Any ideas?

Thanks.  Mo
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Re: Sluggards Delight and Bath Crawlers
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 16:08 GMT (UK) »
I believe a Sluggard's Delight was a heated stand for dishes of food etc.
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Re: Sluggards Delight and Bath Crawlers
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 16:47 GMT (UK) »
Muffineer is a sugar caster, usually silver or glass with a perforated silver top, often seen in antique programmes.
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Re: Sluggards Delight and Bath Crawlers
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 18:06 GMT (UK) »
I can't find any reference to bath crawlers in newspaper archives, except as wedding gifts! I wonder if they were an all-in-one bath robe, like a vintage version of the onesie. The all-in-one baby clothing was often referred to as a crawler.
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Re: Sluggards Delight and Bath Crawlers
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 21:57 GMT (UK) »
I thought a muffineer might be a dish for keeping muffins warm,I never thought it would be a sugar container.
Neither did I know sugar was put on muffins,well not the sort of those days which were bread and bought from the mu
ffin man,toasted at the fire and buttered and kept hot in a metal muffin dish
which had a lid and kept in the hearth to keep warm .
What we used to call buns or fairy cakes are now called muffins and they do have sugar or icing on the top. They are much larger than little buns and soooooo much dearer.1.00 each at least.
I think I`ll go and make some hot buttered toast  :)
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Re: Sluggards Delight and Bath Crawlers
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 08 March 18 12:05 GMT (UK) »
Thanks folks.

"Sluggards Delight" !! - what a name for a plate warmer.  ;D

The bathrobe (onesie) idea for the Bath Crawlers sounds good.  There were a pair of bath crawlers so probably his and hers.   The wedding was in 1911 by the way.

Thanks again for your input.

Mo
Holburn - Sunderland
Parker - Silksworth, Sunderland
Darling - Northumberland/Tyne and Wear
Forsyth - Northumberland/Tyne and Wear
Childs - Northern Ireland/Co Durham
Nicholson - Lanarkshire/Sunderland
Williamson - Sunderland
Bullen - Norfolk/Co Durham
Fatherley - Co Durham