Icon - Arrow LeftAn icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. Icon - Arrow RightAn icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. Icon - External LinkAn icon we use to indicate a button link is external. Icon - MessageThe icon we use to represent an email action. Icon - Down ChevronUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - CloseUsed to indicate a close action. Icon - Dropdown ArrowUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - Location PinUsed to showcase a location on a map. Icon - Zoom OutUsed to indicate a zoom out action on a map. Icon - Zoom InUsed to indicate a zoom in action on a map. Icon - SearchUsed to indicate a search action. Icon - EmailUsed to indicate an emai action. Icon - FacebookFacebooks brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - InstagramInstagrams brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - PinterestPinterests brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - TwitterTwitters brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - Check MarkA check mark for checkbox buttons.
You are reading

Domestic Science: Sheila Maid Ceiling-Mounted Airer

Search

Domestic Science: Sheila Maid Ceiling-Mounted Airer

Sarah Lonsdale January 12, 2010

Growing up in the UK, I became accustomed to drying clothes on a pulley clothes dryer, which takes advantage of rising heat to dry clothes. The tumble dryer eventually gained favor, of course, but in these eco-conscious times, pulley dryers are enjoying a comeback. The Sheila Maid Ceiling Airer, an industry workhorse that's been around for a century and is made with cast iron pulleys and supports, pine slats, and organic cotton rope, is available in a choice of lengths from the Domestic Paraphernalia Company in the UK. Prices start at £56; overseas shipping is available. In the US, the British-made Classic Kitchen Maid ceiling-mounted clothes airer is available exclusively through Urban Clotheslines; prices start at $169 for a four-lath model. And, of course, our friend Megan Wilson of Ancient Industries offers the Sheila Maid in the US for $135.

Product Summary  

Have a Question or Comment About This Post?

Join the conversation

From our Partners