Shady Oaks

All Monsters and Dust

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vicfangirlguide:

The Hen-Pecked Club’s Peace Box, a “patent cure for a cross wife”. The Hen-Pecked club was an organisation which encouraged men to do more household tasks to take some of the pressure off their wives. The ‘Peace Box’, also known as ‘the wife tamer’, was invented by a club member called Harry Tap in 1862. If a wife was nagging her husband too much, the husband could put her inside the box, which could be rocked like a child’s cot in order to send the wife to sleep. While she was sleeping the husband would perform all the chores then release his wife who would hopefully have calmed down.

to their credit, they do try to do more household tasks
but they kinda fuck it up entirely with this wife coffin here

vicfangirlguide:

The Hen-Pecked Club’s Peace Box, a “patent cure for a cross wife”. The Hen-Pecked club was an organisation which encouraged men to do more household tasks to take some of the pressure off their wives. The ‘Peace Box’, also known as ‘the wife tamer’, was invented by a club member called Harry Tap in 1862. If a wife was nagging her husband too much, the husband could put her inside the box, which could be rocked like a child’s cot in order to send the wife to sleep. While she was sleeping the husband would perform all the chores then release his wife who would hopefully have calmed down.

to their credit, they do try to do more household tasks

but they kinda fuck it up entirely with this wife coffin here

(via victorianfanguide)

Filed under victorian vintage history 19th century britain british england english box peace marriage wife husband relationships couple gender equality invention coffin cot sleep solution chores club men women

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