Here’s a fun game! These are various items that existed in the Regency Era that may or may not exist today, or if they do now look quite different. Can you guess what these are?
B. Invented in 1816 by René Laennec, this amazing device was revolutionary. Nowadays, after many changes in design, folks in a certain live saving profession would be crippled without it.
C. Often made of silver with pretty, entertaining tinkling bells, this dual purpose hand held item was also made from dried gourds, wood with beads, or hard stone that was cool to touch. Quite soothing.
D. Large estates found these things quite useful. So did the particular wildlife that considered it home. No longer built, those that remain intact dotting English lands are architectural marvels of great historical significance.
F. The lady of the house had to have one of these. Worn with pride, the bigger it was with the most items attached, the greater her importance. Plus, it was lovely!
G. A finely appointed table would not be without one of these unique items. OK, this one is tough. Hint: It starts with an E and is the French word for “saving” although oddly in France this item is called a surtout, go figure.