Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum . . . A Portal to the Past


What's It?


What's it? 


A Napkin Press


Napkin presses were first used by the Romans.  Pressure on cloth flattens it and gives it a sheen.  Presses were used on both freshly washed linen and for recently used linen to "refresh" it before re-use.  Presses were made into the 19th century.