Heath Robinson Kitchen 3 of 4
Heath Robinson Does Away with Servants - Patent Applied for by "The Sketch" in the Kitchen. A busy Kitchen, which is a typically Heath Robinson design, with a system of pulleys, levers and machinery allowing just one man to peel and mash potatoes, whisk eggs, roast a chicken, wash the plates, roll pasrty, and toast bread, all at once, sitting down. and still be able to smoke a cigar, and no need for servants. Even the pendulum of the clock serves as a handy turnip peeler. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"
© Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Collecting Eggs at Flamborough Head
Collecting seagull's eggs at Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. A traditional practice for farmers whose land adjoined the cliff edge, which gave them a legal right to supplement their income by selling eggs. The farmer sub-licenced gangs of three or four climmers, to gather eggs of the gulls, common guillemot, razorbill and others from the cliff side. It was a perilous business, requiring fitness and skill, but the rewards must have been great - in 1908 such eggs commanded a shilling a dozen (about the same as a hundredweight of coal) and it was estimated that gangs could collect up to 300 or 400 eggs a day in season. Date: 1911
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Boiling eggs at the Beppu Hot Springs, Japan
A sign advertising the option to boil an egg at the Beppu Hot Springs, Beppu, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1924, and is famous for its onsen (hot springs), which are regarded as sacred. Beppu is Japan's onsen capital with the largest volume of hot water in the world apart from Yellowstone in the United States and the largest number of hot spring sources in Japan. Beppu contains nine major geothermal hot spots, which are sometimes referred to as the "nine hells of Beppu". See: 10795581 Date: circa 1930